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Building a Local Culture Project

Building a Local Culture Project

 

Possible Locations/Themes

Single assignment                                    ____________________________________

Existing unit                                                ____________________________________

Classroom/school families                        ____________________________________

Neighborhood, community                        ____________________________________

City, town                                                ____________________________________

Region, state                                                ____________________________________

 

Cultural Genre Checklist

___ Foodways

___ Clothing

___ Architecture

___ Occupations

___ Handwork

___ Recreation

___ Storytelling

___ Music

___ Religion/spirituality

___ Celebrations

___ Ceremonies

___ Other

 

Themes Checklist

___ Ethnic groups

___ Community

___ Arts & aesthetics

___ Traditions & history

___ Land use & resources

___ Skills & knowledge

___ Other             ____________________________________

 

Developing Community

___ Fieldwork

___ Multiaging

___ Parent night

___ Family potlucks

___ Family retreats

___ Culturally explicit parent conferences

___ Parent leadership

___ Collaborative projects

___ Planning committee

___ Surveys

 

Partners: Assets & Connections

 

School

Classroom teachers                                                ____________________________________

                                                                        ____________________________________

ESL, Special Ed, Special Teachers                        ____________________________________

Principles                                                            ____________________________________

District/State Curriculum Specialists                        ____________________________________

 

Parents & Grandparents

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Community

Folklorists                                                            ____________________________________

Artists                                                                        ____________________________________

University departments/programs/centers            ____________________________________

Arts agencies                                                            ____________________________________

Museums                                                            ____________________________________

Historical societies                                                ____________________________________

Other                                                                        ____________________________________

 

Local Cultural Resources (people & events for class to visit)

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Funding

___ Participant Fees

___ PTO

___ Grants

            • Grant writer                                                ____________________________________

            • Funding agencies                                    ____________________________________

___ Student Letter Campaigns

___ Fundraising Projects

 

Purpose (Goals & Objectives)

  1. To learn skills and knowledge in social studies. Language arts and
  2. To document and present diverse cultures in
  3. To build and experience community in

4.    ____________________________________

 

Curriculum (New York State Standards)

 

Social Studies

___ History of the United States and New York

___ World History

___ Geography

___ Economics

___ Civics, Citizenship and Government

 

English Language Arts

___ Language for Information and Understanding

___ Language for Literary Response and Expression

___ Language for Critical Analysis and Evaluation

___ Language for Social Interaction

 

Arts

___ Creating, Performing and Participating in the Arts

___ Knowing and Using Art Materials and Resources

___ Responding to and Analyzing Works of Art

___ Understanding the Cultural Contributions of the Arts

 

Tour logistics

___ Preliminary fieldwork

___ Transportation

___ Meals

___ Lodging

___ Adults on tour

___ Thank you’s

 

Assignments

___ Home ethnography

___ Documentation on tour

___ Media production

 

Conceptual Skills

___ Inquiry

___ Dialogue

___ Pattern recognition

___ Representation

 

Documentation Skills

___ Observational writing

___ Sketching

___ Photography, video

___ Interviewing

 

Presentation Media

___ Book

___ Web site

___ Student essays/articles

___ Videos

___ Exhibits

___ Networks, exchanges

___ Archives

 

Curriculum Extension: Related units, Projects

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Evaluation

___ Activities

___ Work projects

___ Participant questionnaires

___ Skills & knowledge

 

 

 

Web sites

Dane County Culture Tour: http://csumc.wisc.edu/cmct/DaneCountyTour

Wisconsin Folks: http:// arts.state.wi.us/static/folkdir/index.htm

Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures: http://csumc.wisc.edu/

Mornings-on-the-Marsh: http://danenet.org/heron/wagler/m-o-m/index.html

Heron Network: http://danenet.wicip.org/heron/