ERIC Number: ED418903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Hispanic Folk Arts and the Environment: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum Guide. A New Mexican Perspective.
This interdisciplinary, bilingual curriculum resource, contains a 29-minute videotape program, 20 colorplate posters, and a curriculum guide. The resource presents an examination of the folklife and folklore expressions of the Hispanic people of New Mexico. The focus of the curriculum is the relationship of survival-based folk activities to the region's climate, geography, natural resources, and complex weave of cultures. Lessons in the curriculum guide include: (1) Land, River and Hispanic Settlements/Tierra, Rio y Asentamientos Hispanos; (2) Building Community: The Roots of Adobe/Creando Comunidad: Las Raices del Adobe; (3) Folk Arts in the Home: Rio Grande Weaving/Artes Populares del Hogar: Tejidos, Estilo Rio Grande; and (4) Foodways of the Rio Grande/Las Comidas del Rio Grande. Each lesson unit includes an introduction, timeline, and historic background information. Individual lessons include an introduction, objectives, vocabulary, required materials, motivation, preparation and procedure, and evaluation; classroom connections to visual arts, language arts, social studies, mathematics, and science; community connections; adult resources; and a list of relevant children's books and folktales. Poster descriptions, discussion questions, a video overview, and artists' biographies conclude the guide. The videotape gives an introduction to architectural and craft traditions, and demonstrates the techniques used to create: (1) Adobe Architecture and Plastering; (2) Bultos, Carved Saints; (3) Ironwork; (4) Colcha Embroidery; (5) Weaving; (6) Retablos, Painting of Saints; (7) Woodwork; (8) Straw Appliques; and (9) Tinwork. (MM)
Descriptors: Architecture, Art Education, Built Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Folk Culture, Geography, Hispanic Americans, Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Studies, State History
Crystal Productions, PO Box 2159, Glenview, IL 60025.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Office of Cultural Affairs, Santa Fe. Museum of New Mexico.
Identifiers: Folk Art; Hispanic Arts; New Mexico
Note: Translated by Alejandro Lopez. Photographs may not reproduce clearly. Videotape (29 minute running time) and colorplates not available from EDRS.