Folklife Resources for Educators
Materials Related to North Carolina
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Indivisible Educator's Guide
by Center for Creative Photography
An educator's guide for K-12 students that combines photography and first-person narratives to explore community life, identity, and civic action (72 p. PDF). Lesson plans are available on taking documentary photographs, collecting oral histories, and analyzing gathered fieldwork documentation. It includes descriptions of twelve community documentation projects undertaken throughout the United States. Created in 2000 in connection with a national documentary project called "Indivisible: Stories of American Community." A selection of slides and an audio cd of excerpted project interviews accompanies the lessons.
Center for Creative Photography
University of Arizona Libraries
Tucson AZ 85721-0103
Center for Documentary Studies
Durham NC 27705
Craft Revival: Shaping Western North Carolina Past and Present
by Hunter Library, Western Carolina University
Educational website documenting the Craft Revival movement in western North Carolina from 1895 to 1945, drawing on a virtual collection of photographs, documents, craft objects, and artifacts maintained by Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library. The site includes over 25 accompanying lesson plans for grades 3-12, which focus on weaving, basketry, pottery, and other mountain crafts and traditions found in the Southern Highlands of North Carolina. Additional lesson plans cover cottage industries, industrialization, the Cherokee presence, and the social, economic, and cultural aspects of the Craft Revival in the Appalachian Mountain South. Curriculum areas covered include language arts, social studies, history, art, and math.
|Grade Level: 3-5; 6-8; 9-12
||Curriculum: Art and Culture; History and Social Studies; Language Arts; Math
|Resource Type: Activities; Lesson plans; Primary sources
|Subjects: Textile fabrics; Quilting; Occupations--Folklore; Labor history; Industrialization; History; Crafts; North Carolina--Social life and customs; Pottery; Basket making; Weaving; Social history; Cherokee Indians; Appalachian Region--Social life and customs; Decorative arts
Geographic locations: North Carolina; Appalachian Region, Southern
Hunter Library, Special Collections
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee NC 28723
A Singing Stream: A Black Family Chronicle - Curriculum Guides
Three curriculum guides to accompany the film “A Singing Stream: A Black Family Chronicle,” created by filmmaker Tom Davenport with Daniel Patterson and Allen Tullos in 1986. The 57-minute film, available as streaming video on folkstreams.net, traces the history of the Landis family of Granville County, North Carolina, over the lifetime of its oldest surviving member, 86-year-old Bertha Landis. In the film, her sons' gospel quartet, "The Golden Echoes" rehearses and performs during a Landis family reunion. Family members also describe their migration North, work, race relations, music, and family ties. The site includes a film study guide by Beverly Patterson for 8th and 9th grades that explores African American history, music, family life and culture, and film as a social and historical document. Also available is an intergenerational film discussion guide by Paddy Bowman that offers ideas for considering issues of Jim Crow segregation, voting rights, gospel music-making, and faith and resilience in African American families. In addition, the site includes a teaching guide for grades 10-12 by Paddy Bowman focusing on aspects of the film mentioned above plus background essays on gospel quartets, Bertha Landis, and Granville County, North Carolina.
|Grade Level: 6-8; 9-12; Undergraduate
||Curriculum: Art and Culture; History and Social Studies; Language Arts; Music; Performing Arts
|Resource Type: Activities; Lesson plans; Primary sources; Video recordings
|Subjects: African Americans; North Carolina--Social life and customs; Segregation; Civil rights; Family--History; Gospel music; Race relations; Oral history; Music; African American families; Ethnographic films; Family reunions; Educational films; Family--Folklore; Race discrimination
Geographic locations: North Carolina
by UNC School of Education
K-12 teaching and learning resources from the School of Education at the University of North Carolina. Includes lesson plans and learning materials (text and multimedia) on all curriculum areas for use by students independently or as part of classroom instruction. Resources can be browsed by grade level, subject area, and curriculum objective. Lesson plans include folklore, traditional culture, and many other topics. All lesson plans are aligned to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.
|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; Lesson plans; Audio recordings; Activities; Primary sources
|Subjects: Traditional medicine; Oral history; Music; Material culture; History; Foodways; Folklore; Folk art; Fieldwork (Educational method); Ethnic groups; Ethnic arts; Dance; Culture; Cultural geography; North Carolina--Social life and customs
Geographic locations: North Carolina; General
LEARN North Carolina
The University of North Carolina, School of Education
Chapel Hill NC 27599-7216