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ERIC Number: ED402216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 160
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Learning about Folklife: The U.S. Virgin Islands and Senegal. A Guide for Teachers and Students = Apprenons A Propos Des Traditions Culturelles: Les Iles Vierges Des Etats Unis Et Le Senegal.
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies.
Developed as part of an educational kit that includes a four-part videotape, maps, photographs, and audio tapes, this guide gives teacher preparation information, objectives, teaching strategies, and student activities for each of 3 lessons in 4 units: Unit 1, "Introduction to Folklife," presents a definition in lesson 1, "What is Folklife?" In lesson 2 students examine photographs to further their understanding of folklife. Lesson 3 offers interviewing techniques for collecting cultural data. Unit 2, "Geography & Cultural History," uses maps, written descriptions of the Virgin Islands, recipes, and 6 student activity sheets as resources for lessons on "Map Study"; "Traditional Foodways"; and "Cooking Up Your Own Heritage." Unit 3, "Music & Storytelling," asks students to watch a video segment and listen to a Sengalese storytelling tape as a basis for discussions and related activities. The activities culminate in the formation of a student band in lesson 2, and student composition of a musical story in lesson 3. Unit 4, "Folklife Celebrations," presents lessons; "Comparing Two Celebrations"; "Moko Jumbie and Serignou Mbeur," a discussion of the masquerading stiltwalkers and wrestlers' spiritual coach; and "Plan Your Own Celebration." Appendices give a "Vocabulary"; "Resources"; "Checklist of Kit Contents"; a "Narration of Videotape"; and a kit "Evaluation Form." (MM)
Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Smithsonian Institution, 955 L'Enfant Plaza, Suite 2600, Washington, DC 20560.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Senegal; Virgin Islands