ERIC Number: ED393716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Learning from Your Community: Folklore and Video in the Schools. A Classroom Curriculum for Grades 4-8.
Matthews, Gail; Patterson, Don
This curriculum guide describes a unit of study designed to help students learn academic and technical skills necessary for creating a video. Mayesville Elementary School (South Carolina) teachers and their students collaborated with a videographer and folklorist in a series of 3-week school residencies requiring students to develop stories using the video format. Students interviewed members of the community about their perceptions of hurricane Hugo and the impact the storm had on their lives. This curriculum guide provides background on the project, a project schedule, sample lesson plans, class interviews and interview criteria, support materials, information on basic video skills necessary for production, a glossary of terms, and 31 references. (NP)
Descriptors: Art Education, Community Resources, Elementary School Curriculum, Film Production, Folk Culture, Hurricanes, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Mass Media, Nonprint Media, Oral History, Oral Tradition, Personal Narratives, Production Techniques, Video Equipment, Videotape Recordings
McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208 ($5).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.; South Carolina Humanities Council, Columbia.
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Arts Commission.
Identifiers: Artists in Residence Program; South Carolina
Note: Tested and revised with Mrs. Melba Payne's Fifth Grade Class, Mayesville Elementary School, Mayesville, South Carolina.