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Planning the Tour

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Planning Dane County Cultural Tour

 

 

Circle folklore/folklife topics you are especially interested in:

 

place, home, land, buildings

stories, languages, foodways, handwork, music, celebrations, folk art (e.g. yard art, designs on tombstones), customs (e.g. home remedies, weather lore), symbols, beliefs

doc: 
http://csumc.wisc.edu/sites/csumc.wisc.edu/files/docs/Planning%20the%20Tour.doc

Family Culture Essay

Family Cultural Expressions

 

ASSIGNMENT

 

Write a 5-page essay telling other students about one or more of the following elements of your family’s culture: stories and storytelling, celebrations (e.g. religious, ethnic, seasonal, and national holidays), ceremonies (weddings, funerals, and other rites of passage), needlework and other crafts, traditional music, traditional games and toys, foodways, home and yard decorations, and visiting customs (guests, hosts).

 

doc: 
http://csumc.wisc.edu/sites/csumc.wisc.edu/files/docs/Family%20Culture%20Essay.doc

Play by Play: Household Activites

Play-by-Play: Household Activities

 

describe the step-by-step processes of various household activities--such as brushing teeth, sorting laundry, feeding pets, doing the dishes. First underline the name of the activity, and then number and give the exact steps of doing the activity. Repeat for other activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

doc: 
http://csumc.wisc.edu/sites/csumc.wisc.edu/files/docs/Play%20by%20Play%20Household%20Activities.doc

Family Rules

Family Rules

 

 

Write to a friend in _____ (Islamic country). Tell them about your culture in a way that they can feel they know you better.

 

Make a list of rules in your family. Think about rules for areas of your home, activities, different ages, enforced by different people.

Who makes this rule? Who obeys the rule? What are the consequences for breaking this rule?

 

What rules did your parents have in their childhood? (Use similar categories as above.)

doc: 
http://csumc.wisc.edu/sites/csumc.wisc.edu/files/docs/Family%20Rules.doc

Family Games, Toys, Instruments

Family Games, Toys, Instruments

 

In your Kid-to-Kid notebook, write about one or more of the following. Please notice that items # 1, 2, and 3 are designed to help some families participate in one of our workshops at Folklore Village; the other items (# 4, 5, 6) are designed for students who have trouble writing about items # 1-3.

 

doc: 
http://csumc.wisc.edu/sites/csumc.wisc.edu/files/docs/Family%20Games%2C%20Toys%2C%20Instruments.doc

Family Stories

Family Stories

 

In your Kid-to-Kid notebook, first make a list of some of the most important stories in your family--for each, note who usually tells the story, and the occasions when the story is told. These are the stories your family tells most often, the stories your family tells again and again at family gatherings, the stories your family tells to new friends as a way of describing what kind of people you are. Like this:

 

doc: 
http://csumc.wisc.edu/sites/csumc.wisc.edu/files/docs/Family%20Stories.doc

Home Remedies

Home Remedies

 

Interview a parent or grandparent to see what methods they have used to treat the following conditions.  Describe when and how to use the remedy, and from whom your parents or grandparents learned the remedy.

 

Cold

 

 

 

Sore throat

 

 

 

Cough

 

 

 

Fever

 

 

 

Injuries, bruises, sprains

 

 

 

 

Stomachache

doc: 
http://csumc.wisc.edu/sites/csumc.wisc.edu/files/docs/Home%20Remedies.doc

Building Community

(This assignment followed a weekend “Family Retreat,” organized by parents of students in the class, at “Folklore Village,” a local organization with sleep-over facilities that emphasizes folk arts and traditional folklife.)

Name __________________________________

Community Building

 

doc: 
http://csumc.wisc.edu/sites/csumc.wisc.edu/files/docs/Building%20Community.doc

Early DCCT Questionaire

Name ________________________________________

 

Dane County Culture Project

 

Are you excited about studying Dane County Culture? Why? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

doc: 
http://csumc.wisc.edu/sites/csumc.wisc.edu/files/docs/Early%20DCCT%20Questionaire.doc

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