ERIC Number: ED440014
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Folk Art Tells a Story: An Activity Guide.
Thompson, Susan Conklin
Folk art tells the story of many generations and reflects cultures everywhere. It is a wonderful tool for introducing students to world cultures and traditions. This book brings the world of folk art into the classroom with extension activities that integrate art, social studies, science, language arts, and music. Organized into three sections, the book covers traditional art activities, projects based on natural materials, and projects involving fabric. Detailed instructions are provided with each activity, including curriculum connections, materials needed, and ways to further explore and extend ideas. Songs, stories, recipes, reading suggestions, background information, and oral history interviews introduce students to some of the artists working in the folk art genre. Attractive black-and-white photographs and line drawings illustrate the text. (BT)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Art Products, Childrens Art, Elementary Education, Folk Culture, Global Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Participation
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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