ERIC Number: ED389652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
South Florida Folk Arts: A Teacher's Guide.
Folklore and folk arts encompass the body of traditional knowledge learned and artifacts produced outside of formal institutions as a result of participation in folk groups. A great portion of daily life and culture is folk. Folklore and folk arts acquire distinctly local characteristics through the influences of geography, history, or talented individuals within the folk group. This manual invites an exploration of the unique aspects of south Florida folklore and folk arts. The guide is the text for a secondary level, semester length, elective course. Components of the course are units which address the major folk lore genres or categories, and may be used individually to supplement other teacher situations. They may also be adapted for elementary level use. An Introduction to folk arts is given, which includes basic folk arts concepts and definitions. The categories considered are: (1) "Verbal Arts"; (2) "Folk Arts and Crafts"; (3) "Foodways"; (4) "Folk Architecture"; (5) "Folk Music"; (6) "Folk Dance"; and (7) "Occupational Folklife." Each unit includes a brief definition and discussion of the genre under consideration, teaching strategies, and a bibliography. The guide also supplies a vocabulary list, a list of printed and audio-visual resources for the classroom, and a sample informant data sheet. (MM)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Folk Culture, Handicrafts, Oral Tradition, Resource Materials, Teaching Guides
Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami, FL 33130.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Historical Museum of Southern Florida, Miami.; Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
Identifiers: Florida; Folk Art; Folk Dance; Folk Music