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Oral Tradition Journal
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Oral Tradition Journal

Stretching back thousands of years, the oral traditions that have enriched and ... (more)

Stretching back thousands of years, the oral traditions that have enriched and documented human existence remain a subject of much fascination. The Oral Tradition Journal was founded in 1986 in order to "serve as an international and interdisciplinary forum for discussion of worldwide oral traditions and related forms." The journal is based at the University of Missouri, and visitors to the site can search the entire run of the journal on this site by keyword or author. Clicking over to the "Browse the Journal" area, visitors can look over back issues that include special issues on the Serbo-Croatian oral tradition, performance literature, and the performance artistry of Bob Dylan. The site is a real treat for anyone interested in the subject, and visitors can also learn how to submit their own work for possible inclusion in a forthcoming volume. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Oral Traditions
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Oral Traditions

This video, adapted from material provided by the ECHO partners, illustrates how ... (more)

This video, adapted from material provided by the ECHO partners, illustrates how Native people preserve history and tradition through art, music, and dance. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
A Friend of Their Minds: Capitalizing on the Oral Tradition of My African American Students
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A Friend of Their Minds: Capitalizing on the Oral Tradition of My African American Students

Yvonne Divans Hutchinson is a National Board certified teacher who has focused ... (more)

Yvonne Divans Hutchinson is a National Board certified teacher who has focused for many years on developing strategies to engage all her students in substantive discussions of literary texts and the issues those texts raise for their own lives. In this approach, she builds on the oral traditions of her students African-American and Latino cultures and seeks to support the development of their literacy skills through high standards, explicit expectations, and rigorous literature experiences. Her online 'class anatomy' (a documentation and analysis of one instructional period) juxtaposes video clips with commentary and samples of classroom documents. In the video clips, Hutchinson reflects on her expectations for the class, a student orally presents the 'class scribe' notes from the previous day, the students engage in small group and large group discussion about a racially charged literary selection that had been assigned the night before, and after the class, four students reflect on their experiences in Hutchinson's classroom, and how her rigorous approach and emphasis on dialogue and diversity prepares them for other academic work. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
King Drew Magnet High School
Provider Set:
Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in K-12 Education
Author:
Yvonne Divans Hutchinson
Works on Paper: Julie Chen
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Works on Paper: Julie Chen

SPARK watches book artist Julie Chen work in her print shop, Flying ... (more)

SPARK watches book artist Julie Chen work in her print shop, Flying Fish Press as she and her assistant, Mary Chadwick create up to 100 editions of a book each year. This Educator Guides explores the history of the book from scrolls through the contemporary artists book. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Video Lectures
Provider:
KQED Education
Provider Set:
KQED Education Network
Needlework: Anna Von Mertens
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Needlework: Anna Von Mertens

SPARK visits with contemporary quilt artist Anna Von Mertens, who shows how ... (more)

SPARK visits with contemporary quilt artist Anna Von Mertens, who shows how she makes her work from first concepts to the last stitch. This Educator Guide traces the history of quilting from the early 18th century through the present day, including group quilts, slave quilts, and contemporary quilts. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
KQED Education
Provider Set:
KQED Education Network
Voices of Afghanistan
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Voices of Afghanistan

This lesson focuses on the music and poetry of Afghanistan, but teachers ... (more)

This lesson focuses on the music and poetry of Afghanistan, but teachers may conduct an analysis on global music in any given period of history, depending on what is pertinent to the grade level. Students will take into consideration important political events or conflicts, the ruling party of the area, the belief systems in place, and specific cultural features. Students will also learn to identify traditional musical instruments, consider the value of oral traditions, study the ghazal as a form of poetry and song, while creating their own musical works and poetry. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
Provider:
KQED Education
Provider Set:
KQED Education Network
Works on Paper: Enrique Chagoya
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Works on Paper: Enrique Chagoya

Mexican-born Enrique Chagoya is one of America's best-known printmakers, an artist whose ... (more)

Mexican-born Enrique Chagoya is one of America's best-known printmakers, an artist whose work takes aim at establishment religion and politics, in works that are designed to both provoke and amuse. This Educator Guide is about the history and traditions of printmaking and political humor in Mexico and the US. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Video Lectures
Provider:
KQED Education
Provider Set:
KQED Education Network
Producing a Family Memoir
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Producing a Family Memoir

In the second of five lessons in this Family, History and Memory ... (more)

In the second of five lessons in this Family, History and Memory module, students analyze memoir as a genre. They then organize the information researched in the first lesson and put together their own family memoir. The lessons can be delivered as a module or as individual units. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
KQED Education
Provider Set:
KQED Education Network
The "Four Foot Feat" Prose Essay Project (ELD)
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The "Four Foot Feat" Prose Essay Project (ELD)

The six-week activities presented in this unit include strategies for learning about ... (more)

The six-week activities presented in this unit include strategies for learning about the cultural diversity of the students. The student interviews with parents and family members are teacher guided writing exercises designed to develop the studentŐs communication skills. The goals of this project are to promote parent involvement in learning, eliminate conflict and culturally insensitive behavior, and facilitate positive social interactions among culturally diverse students. Thus, the ultimate goals of the project is for students to create a family history portrait, explore a variety of cultures, and heighten their awareness of family, and group dynamics for improving social interaction both in and outside the classroom. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Homework and Assignments
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Provider:
Oakland Unified School District
Provider Set:
Urban Dreams - Core Literature
Author:
M. Scott
The Art and Ancient Tradition of Storytelling (Beginning Level)
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The Art and Ancient Tradition of Storytelling (Beginning Level)

Students will discuss what is communicated in an ancient statuette by analyzing ... (more)

Students will discuss what is communicated in an ancient statuette by analyzing the size and poses of two figures. They will learn that stories were passed through oral tradition in ancient times. They will create sculptures of themselves, a companion, and a favorite musical instrument using spheres and cylinders, and then recite a story inspired by their sculptures. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Lesson Plans
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Museum
Provider Set:
Getty Education
Lu Yi and The Circus Center
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Lu Yi and The Circus Center

Students will be introduced to Chinese Circus Arts and San Francisco’s Circus ... (more)

Students will be introduced to Chinese Circus Arts and San Francisco’s Circus Center. They will learn about the origins of Chinese acrobatics and circus arts, and be inspired to study China’s history, and explore how circuses differ across cultures. Students will engage in group oral discussion, hands-on individual and group projects, as well as critical reflection on personal expressions. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
Provider:
KQED Education
Provider Set:
KQED Education Network
Reading and Writing Poetry
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Reading and Writing Poetry

This booklet is a collection of opinions of nearly 50 important poets ... (more)

This booklet is a collection of opinions of nearly 50 important poets from 25 countries in 5 continents on the best ways to present poetry to secondary school pupils. It is mainly intended for use in teacher training programmes, to bring to methods of teaching poetry two important dimensions: the creative perspective of poets themselves, as well as the perspective of different cultures regarding the reading and writing of poetry. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
UNESCO
Provider Set:
United Nations
Introducing Copyright

Introducing Copyright

A plain language guide to copyright in the 21st century By Julien ... (more)

A plain language guide to copyright in the 21st century By Julien Hofman Computers and the Internet have transformed the way we produce and distribute information and entertainment. And copyright is struggling to keep pace with these changes. The authors of all kinds of works, from the humble email to blockbuster films, rely on copyright to protect what they produce. But authors and those who use their work are often unclear about what copyright allows and what it prohibits. This book was written for those who want to learn about copyright in the 21st century. It explains copyright protection and what it means for copyright holders and copyright users. It also introduces readers to contemporary topics: digital rights management, open licences, software patents and copyright protection for works of traditional knowledge. A final chapter tries to predict how technology will change the publishing and entertainment industries that depend on copyright. The book assumes no special knowledge and avoids technical language as much as possible. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Textbooks
Provider:
Commonwealth of Learning
Provider Set:
Commonwealth of Learning
Author:
Julien Hofman
Coming to Terms With Cultural Differences  -  Lesson 3 for Help! My Father Is Coming! and The Visit to Vijay's
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Coming to Terms With Cultural Differences - Lesson 3 for Help! My Father Is Coming! and The Visit to Vijay's

Students will discover that it is possible to be challenged and "culture-shocked" ... (more)

Students will discover that it is possible to be challenged and "culture-shocked" by the norms of one's own culture when returning home from having been away and living in another culture. They will also examine and compare the customs of modern marriages with the customes of traditional, arranged marriages. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
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