Folklife Resources for Educators
Materials Related to Violence
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Ghetto Life 101
by Sound Portraits Productions
In 1993, two teenagers from Chicago's South Side collaborated with public radio producers to create the radio documentary "Ghetto Life 101," based on audio diaries of life in the Ida B. Wells housing projects. A study guide (24 p. PDF) was written for classroom use to accompany the audio segments. It adds new voices and historical perspectives to the original radio documentary. Topics covered in the study guide include growing up in the ghetto, the character of urban neighborhoods, and responding to violence in the inner city. In addition to the study guide, the Ghetto Life 101 web site includes the original audio documentaries, their transcripts, and photos.
|Grade Level: 6-8; 9-12
||Curriculum: Language Arts; History and Social Studies
|Resource Type: Primary sources; Lesson plans; Audio recordings; Activities
|Subjects: Illinois--Social life and customs; Sound recordings; Violence; Neighborhoods; Community life; African Americans; Fieldwork (Educational method); Interviewing; Inner cities; Urban folklore; City and town life
Geographic locations: Illinois
Sound Portraits Productions
80 Hanson Place, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn NY 11217