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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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Folk Art: Bird of Paradise Quilt Top
Learners examine a "Bird of Paradise Quilt Top" to discover what the themes and patterns tell about mid-nineteenth-century America. In this American Folk Art lesson, students discuss the possible creator of the quilt and the symbols...
7th - 9th 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...
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Arabic Folk and Popular Music: Egypt, Lebanon, and Spain
How many of us have actually listened to Arabic folk or pop music? Learn about the many facets of folk music common to Lebanon, Spain, and Egypt with this well-organized presentation. Islamic cultural influences are traced throughout...
8th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
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...
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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
Young scholars 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. Students also identify how the natural...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History