ERIC Number: ED211498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Migrations Project Resource Handbook. Folk Arts to Enhance the Curriculum.
Murray, Jan, Ed.; And Others
"Migrations" is a multi-ethnic, interdisciplinary approach to the exploration of ethnic heritage. Designed by the Teacher Center, Inc. (New Haven, Connecticut), the project is conceived on the principle that ethnic heritage can be a source of pride and unity for all members of a community. It provides an active link between the ethnicity of the community and that of its schools. A primary focus of "Migrations" is on celebrating, through folk arts and oral history, those attitudes and experiences which are basic and vital to the lives of all people. All aspects of the project revolve around a museum housing a collection of folk art objects and photographs and reflecting the major ethnic composition of the community. A traveling mini-museum is an active teaching tool that is taken into classrooms and occasionally on road trips. This handbook contains photographs of the contents of the museum as well as descriptions of the activities of the center in which the project is based. These activities include providing advisory services to neighborhood schools, offering help to teachers in developing arts and crafts, projects and bringing older adults into the classroom as visiting lecturers. These visitors are of different ethnic backgrounds and are a source of folklore and oral history. Included in the handbook is a bibliography of books, films, slide/tapes and records, and other resources. (JD)
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Cultural Background, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Origins, Ethnic Studies, Ethnology, Folk Culture, Handicrafts, Multicultural Education, Museums, Oral History, Program Development, Resource Materials, School Community Relationship, Teacher Centers
The Teacher Center, Inc., 425 College Street, New Haven, CT 06511 ($8.50 includes postage and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Program.
Authoring Institution: Teacher Center, Inc., New Haven, CT.