Students read about Woody Guthrie and how folk music often tells of events of the time and can be effective protest music.
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Pojagi Wrapping Cloth Designs
Students study the folk art form of pojagi wrapping cloth used in Korean culture. In this Korean culture lesson, students study examples of the pojagi art and discuss its features. Students work with cloth scraps to make their own pojagi...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Folk and Popular Culture
Good enough for a college class, this resources discusses multiple aspects pertaining to the issues with globalization and the differences between pop and folk culture. It defines major terminology, provides concrete examples, and...
12th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
New Review An Introduction to W.E.B Du Bois' The Souls of Black Folk
Introduce your class to the ideas of W.E.B. Du Bois with a short video that presents the key ideas in the essays collected in The Souls of Black Folk. Published in 1903, it details the early civil rights leader's ideas about the...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
This is Your Land: Woody Guthrie
Music can be a wonderful way to explore the impact historic events have on society. In this presentation you'll read the lyrics to the song, "This is Your Land," learn biographical information about Woody Guthrie, and explore they...
8th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Language and Dialect
Practice listening skills while studying oral story tellers from different parts of Louisiana. Consider the regional dialects and insider language of folk groups with your class. Identify language as part of folk life and recognize that...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Folklife Around the Year and Around the State
Research how seasonal changes in Louisiana affect learners' lives and the folklife of their communities and the state. They investigate differences in the seasonal round in the regions of Louisiana, including celebrations, festivals,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Geography, Ecology, and Folklife
Students identify how do geography and ecology influence a region's folklife. Then they investigate this question and consider how an outsider might view their own region in this lesson plan. Students also identify how the natural world,...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History