ERIC Number: ED402216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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)
Descriptors: Bands (Music), Cultural Education, Dance, Folk Culture, Food, Foreign Countries, Geography, Intermediate Grades, Music Education, Musical Composition, Oral Tradition, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Story Telling
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
Authoring Institution: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Senegal; Virgin Islands