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ERIC Number: ED064266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 5
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Folklore: A Bridge over Troubled Waters.
Solomon, Carol
Maryland English Journal, v10 n1 p14-18 Fall 1971
The use of a folklore unit in a high school English class is described. The major activity of the unit was the student's individual folklore project. For two weeks prior to the unit and throughout a week of introduction on aspects of folklore, each student worked at home on an individual folklore project. Among the aspects of folklore discussed were: Modern Urban and Suburban Folklore, Black Folklore, Children's Folklore, Folk Music and Politics, and How a Man Becomes a Myth. Each student project included an oral presentation to the class, a written analytical essay of the material collected, and either a taped or written collection of the material gathered. Each project was evaluated on the thoroughness of the collection, the insight into folklore expressed in the essay, the style and form of the project, and the interest level and thoroughness of the oral presentation. This unit served to bridge the gap between the subject of English and some student underachievers. (DB)
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