ERIC Number: ED461454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Folklife Days: Resources for Teachers.
Kay, Jon, Ed.; Beasley, Holly, Ed.; Hollingsworth, Teresa, Ed.; Smith, KC, Ed.
Rural Folklife Days is an annual celebration of customs and crafts that have been practiced every fall by generations of people in rural areas of north Florida. This packet is designed to help teachers prepare elementary students for Rural Folklife Days and to introduce them to traditional crafts and arts that are still practiced in parts of north Florida. Brief descriptions of folk traditions include the following topics: fishing, farming, blacksmithing, cow whips, lye soap making, quilting, mule teams, foods, sugar cane grinding and syrup making, canning, peanut brittle Making, and storytelling. Seven activities are presented that help students learn the concepts of folklife, how they are used everyday, and how they apply to areas such as environmental studies, mathematics, language and visual arts, social studies, and science. Each activity includes materials needed, objectives, subjects, and procedures. Also included are a storytelling evaluation guide and a folk artist interview guide for student use, and a form for teachers to use to evaluate the festival and the activity guide. (TD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Florida Dept. of State, Tallahassee. Div. of Historical Resources.
Identifiers - Location: Florida