ERIC Number: ED200350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Folklore de Mexico (Folklore of Mexico).
The publication, in Spanish, focuses on the educational value of folklore in general and Mexican folklore in particular, and contains brief sections which define folklore, describe its importance and its characteristics, explain its uses as an educational tool, and briefly describe many past studies and uses of folklore. Another section includes 16 rules regarding the teaching of folklore, the subject matter that should be included in folklore instruction, and the teacher's role in presenting folklore in the classroom. The interdisciplinary approach to folklore is addressed with a brief description of how to include folklore instruction in 11 different subject areas. A discussion of Mexico's rich regional folklore includes descriptions of legends, proverbs, fables, traditional dress, and emphasizes both the religious and secular dances of many regions. Also included is a monograph describing dances from seven regions in the state of Oaxaca; for each, geography, ethnic background, traditional costumes, significance, and choreography are given. Appended are a list of 34 recordings of traditional Mexican music and drawings of five regional costumes. (SB)
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Enrichment, Dance, Folk Culture, Hispanic American Culture, Interdisciplinary Approach, Legends, Mexican Americans, Mexicans, Music, Proverbs, Regional Characteristics, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
B.M.P. Inc., P.O. Box 9337, North Berkeley Station, Berkeley, CA 94709 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bilingual Media Productions, Inc., Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers: Aztec (People); Mexico; Mexico (Oaxaca)
Note: Not available in paper copy due to publisher's choice.