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ERIC Number: ED480702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 170
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Hot Biscuits and Shanty Boys: The Maine Folklife Center Curriculum Guide.
Jackson, Irene
The Maine Folklife Center is a division of the University of Maine (Orono) College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and helps the University fulfill its mission of teaching, research, and public service. The Maine Folklife Center offers courses in folklore, oral history, and public history. This curriculum guide can help teachers fulfill the Maine Department of Education Learning Results, many of which call for primary research and the understanding of individual lives in an historical context. Specifically, the guide presents an introduction to using the Center and four units: (1) conducting oral histories; (2) games; (3) the lumbering life, "Investigating Traditional Work"; and (4) "Romance and Reality." Each of the units may be used with students from grades 4 to 12. The games unit is more appropriate for younger students. Activities in the units are sequentially organized, and, if followed in order, lead to a deeper understanding of the topic. The units may be part of a Maine studies or state history curriculum, part of a research and thinking skills curriculum, or part of an English curriculum. The units are interdisciplinary and are designed to promote the integration of the disciplines. Each unit provides guidelines and activities to prepare students for conducting primary research in their own communities using oral history and other hands-on methods. (BT)
Maine Folklife Center, 5773 South Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5773. Tel: 207-581-1891; Fax: 207-581-1823; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono.
Identifiers - Location: Maine