Course Materials

Readings

Examples of Past Semester Projects

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  • Daniel Goldman -The Larsen Farm: A Commitment to Family and Tradition
    A detailed examination of progress and tradition on a family farm.

  • Adam Fields - Food-a-Rama
    Adam Fields details the traditions and operation of the local Food-A-Rama celebration at a local Jewish Synagogue.

  • J Hoel - Sheepshead Video
    This student, Julie Hoel, created a video about her grandfather and his friends, all from southern Wisconsin, who regularly play Sheepshead in their retirement in Sun City, Arizona.
    [STREAMED VERSION] [VERSION FOR DOWNLOAD]

  • Hmong Textile Arts
    This website by student Khamphian Vang is a terrific example of a semester project. Notice how she provides historical detail, interviews with women (her primary sources), lots of images, and a list of sources.
    http://polyglot.lss.wisc.edu/aasp/scratch/kpics

  • Wisconsin Fish Fry
    Two students, Kimberly Plude and Tanya Gillitzer, worked together to create this brief video. Notice that each student also wrote a brief paper to provide some context for their video.
    Fish Fry Paper by Gillitzer | Fish Fry Paper by Plude | Fish Fry Video

  • Farmer's Market
    This paper, by Julie Moskal, offers description and images of the Dane County Farmer's Market.

  • Casper Family Hunting Tradition
    Allison Casper outlines the traditions and describes the events of her family's annual hunting experience in her paper, using primary and secondary sources.

  • Religious Folklore
    Joshua Steiner uses a variety of sources and experience to explore how religion and everday life are connected with a particular Mexican-American family.

  • The Making of Lefse-Power Point
    Sabrina Henderson explores the tradition of making lefse in America. She made a Power Point presentation using images and interviews with lefse makers and consumers.

  • The Making of Lefse-Paper
    After completing her Power Point presentation, Sabrina realized she had more to say. In this paper, she continues to explore the tradition of making lefse in America, briefly comparing it to the current traditions in Norway.

  • The Trollway
    Leela Vaughn hit the streets of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin to discover the history and origins of the Mount Horeb Trollway. She compiled her findings and interviews into this twenty minute video

  • Fashioning the Hardanger Fiddle: How Ron Poast Keeps a Norwegian Tradition Alive
    In this powerpoint presentation, Liz Sanger shows how, though music and pictures, Ron Poast is able to create incredible handmade hardanger fiddles from his shop, the Poast Mark, in Black Earth, WI.



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