Folklife Resources for Educators
Materials Related to Children--Folklore
There are 3 titles in this list.
Bullfrog in the Classroom
by Paddy Bowman, Marsha B. Weiner
Curriculum guide that focuses on learning about children's songs and games collected by Byron Arnold in Alabama in 1947. It includes online audio clips, taken from a published 42-song CD, "Bullfrog Jumped: Children’s Folksongs from the Byron Arnold Collection," plus lesson plans and activities. The guide invites listeners of all ages to use the collection to teach young children old songs and games and to encourage the exploration and preservation of traditional childhood songs. The three Bullfrog Jumped lessons are aligned to the Alabama Course of Study and link to standards across the curriculum for Pre-K, and for grades K-5. Lessons are based on nine songs selected from the CD and include accompanying activities that can be used for library programs, family reunions, or other gatherings outside the classroom. In addition to the study guide, additional on-line materials about the folksong collection can be found on the Bullfrog Jumped site.
|Grade Level: Pre-Kindergarten; K-2; 3-5
||Curriculum: Music; Art and Culture
|Resource Type: Primary sources; Lesson plans; Audio recordings; Activities
|Subjects: Music; Children--Folklore; Folk songs; Games; Children's songs
Geographic locations: Alabama
Alabama Folklife Association
PO Box 4697
Montgomery AL 36103-4697
(334) 242-3601, ex. 234.
Folk Arts in Education - A Resource Handbook II
by Marsha MacDowell, LuAnne Kozma
Resource handbook examining folklife, folklore, and folk arts in education throughout the United States with sample curricula from over fifty programs for youth in K-12 educational settings, museums, arts and humanities councils, and other non-profit cultural and arts organizations. The 262-page handbook includes many web-based educational resources, plus a webography and bibliography, for the study of folk arts that encourage students to become involved in hands-on, experiential learning, fieldwork, and place-based research in local community settings. It is available on the site in downloadable form or for sale in hardcopy or on CD through the Michigan State University Museum's Michigan Traditional Arts Program Store.
|Grade Level: K-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-12
||Curriculum: Sports and Recreation; Science; Performing Arts; Music; Math; Language Arts; History and Social Studies; Art and Culture
|Resource Type: Video recordings; Primary sources; Lesson plans; Audio recordings; Activities
|Subjects: Festivals; Fieldwork (Educational method); Folklore; Occupations--Folklore; Oral history; Inquiry-based learning; Music; Oral tradition; Place-based education; Holidays; Vernacular architecture; Urban folklore; United States--Social life and customs; Rites of passage; Storytelling; Artisans; Community life; Children--Folklore; Folk music; Folk songs; Folklore--Fieldwork; Folk art; Foodways; Ethnic arts; Culture; Ethnic folklore; Family--Folklore; History; Needlework
Geographic locations: United States; General
Michigan State University Museum
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824
Michigan Traditional Arts Program
Michigan State University Museum
East Lansing Michigan 48824-1045
Folklife and Folk Art Education Resource Guide
by Fife Folklore Archives
Guide created in 1997 with lesson plans and activities related to teaching a general folklife and folk art curriculum for the upper elementary school grades. It also provides background on the diverse ethnic, occupational, and regional traditions of the state of Utah. Included in the guide are sample cultural surveys for fourth and fifth graders to use in doing fieldwork plus activities such as hosting a folklife fair. Some of the many traditional arts areas explored are cowboy poetry, children's folklore, occupational folklore, foodways, celebrations, and verbal folklore genres.
|Grade Level: 3-5; 6-8
||Curriculum: Language Arts; History and Social Studies; Art and Culture
|Resource Type: Lesson plans; Activities
|Subjects: Crafts; Folklore; Material culture; Utah--Social life and customs; Children--Folklore; Cowboys--Poetry; Oral tradition; Fieldwork (Educational method); Folk art; Folklore--Fieldwork; Occupations--Folklore; Foodways; Celebration
Geographic locations: Utah; General
Fife Folklore Archives
Utah State University Libraries
Logan UT 84322-3000