ERIC Number: ED184962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Country Folks: A Handbook for Student Folklore Collectors.
Tallman, Richard S.; Tallman, A. Laurna
This handbook contains activities and other resources to help students in grades 8 through 11 develop an understanding of and appreciation for the folk culture of the Arkansas Ozark. Intended to be used as the basic textbook for a semester course, the handbook can also be used as a supplemental text for a folklore or local history unit in English, history, or social studies. While the book deals specifically with the Arkansas Ozark folk culture and generally with the southern mountain culture, many of the activities and the questionnaires can be used to study folk culture in any rural area or small town. The text consists of four major sections. In the first section, "Folklore and Folklorists," students are provided with definitions and learn about the methodology used by a folklorist. Section two, "Collecting Folklore," contains checklists to help the students prepare to collect information. Section three, which comprises about one half of the publication, contains 16 "Topics for Folklore Collection." A sample of the topics includes: children's games and rhymes, riddles and ethnic jokes, Civil War stories, calendar customs, farm life, hunting and fishing stories, folk architecture, and storytelling. The fourth and final section suggests teaching procedures and provides a list of additional print and nonprint teaching resources. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Definitions, English, Ethnography, Folk Culture, Guides, Local History, Oral History, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Training Methods
Arkansas College Folklore Archive, Batesville, AR 72501 ($3.95)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Coll., Batesville.