Folklife Resources for Educators
Materials Related to Juvenile corrections
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by Sound Portraits Productions
The Youth Portraits project was established to teach young people recently released from New York City's Rikers Island correctional facility how to use audio to tell stories about their lives. With the help of Sound Portraits producers, the young people crafted short audio documentaries by conducting interviews, cutting their own tape, adding music, and using computers to create finished pieces that were aired on public radio in January 2002. The Youth Portraits web site features their photos, streamed audio pieces with transcripts, and curriculum materials. The educational resources include a study guide (62 p. PDF) plus a recording and interviewing tutorial. These materials can be used in the classroom or as part of a life skills curriculum with youth.
|Grade Level: 6-8; 9-12
||Curriculum: Language Arts; History and Social Studies
|Resource Type: Primary sources; Lesson plans; Audio recordings; Activities
|Subjects: Juvenile corrections; Interviewing; Fieldwork (Educational method); Social justice; Identity (Psychology); African Americans; Radio; Oral history
Geographic locations: New York (N.Y.); General
Sound Portraits Productions
80 Hanson Place, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn NY 11217