ERIC Number: ED387425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Folklore and Folklife: Teachers Manual.
Ball, John, Ed.
This manual provides a general introduction to folklore and folklife. Certain articles herein may be used in a basic activity-oriented approach to the study of folklore, beginning at the fourth grade level. Other articles proved a more in-depth study of folklife and of the means by which folk culture is preserved and shared. The teacher must determine which materials are appropriate for age and ability groups. Some activities describe rather sophisticated projects for students. The table of contents contains the following: (1) "Editor's Note" (John Ball); (2) "Introduction to Teachers Manual" (Ralph Rinzler); (3) "Introduction to Folklore" (Susan Kalcik); (4) "Introduction to Folk Music" (Thomas Vennum); (5) "Occupational Folklife" (Peter Seitel); (6) "Family Folklore" (Steven Zeitlin; Ann Bay; Amy Kotkin; Holly Cutting-Baker); (7) "Children's Folklife" (Kate Rinzler); (8) "Folklore in Your Own Community" (Jack Santino); (9) "Ethnic Folklore" (Susan Kalcik); (10) "Material Folklife" (Henry Glassie); and (11) "Festivals and Folk Festivals" (Susan Kalcik). (EH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Folklife Program.