FOLKLORE GIVES INSIGHT INTO OUR HUMANITY
FOLKLORE SPEARHEADS TRANSDISCIPLINARY K12 EDUCATION
TEACHERS - Digital story-making in support of student meaning-making.
PROJECTS ADDRESS THE CRITICAL CULTURAL CHALLENGES OF OUR TIME
"Drawing from Zora Neale Hurston’s observation that “folklore is the boiled down juice of human living,” we strive to explore the ways in which the past interacts with the present and how we can grow collective futures."
Folklife projects emphasizes Project Based Learning, documentation, service learning, and community.
Students work together on projects that matter to them, in teams to build things, like a school garden or publish a guide to an neighborhood community, stream, coastline, and produce original videos, plays, or books. They learn how to plan, how to give and accept a critique, revise, self assess, write personal reflections, articles, reports and essays. Interview community members/scholars, learn to listen, document and appreciate perspectives. They present their work to public audiences and understand what it means to become a member of the human community.
Culture Based Education:
American Citizens just like you and me - we are the "FOLK".
Collectively we have the power of a national choir.
We are the unknown culture makers and the Community Scholars who built the net and the content on it.
IT IS ALL ABOUT PROCESS - working together, problem solving , team building, imagination, creativity and failure, which carries into art, math, writing, science, reading, social studies, and all other parts of the curricula.
When the K12 student’s understanding is deep enough, their acquired skills and knowledge transfer to new situations. The video evidence provides information about that transfer.
Tomorrow's jobs aren't just about #STEAM.
That won't future proof anybody. Darwin didn't say the strongest survived, but the most ADAPTABLE! ~ Karen Ellis
#Hashtags help define cultural indicators and measure K12 "cultural vitality".
The Play Ground Approach to Learning:
it's not what you thought you wanted to know..... but what you bumped into along the way that counts!
Core Arts Standards
The Arts turns data into actual information - something we can comprehend - which we can now understand. Knowledge is based on information not data. We can only get information through the skills of the artist who helps us comprehend and manage knowledge. Artistic Processes are the cognitive and physical actions by which arts learning and making are realized. National Core Arts Standards are based on the artistic processes of Creating / Performing/ Producing / Presenting; Responding; and Connecting.
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- #STEAM #STEM Interdisciplinary Folklife and Technology Projects Meet the K12 Core Standards.
- PPT Slides: ©2017 Technical Overview // Teachers & Administrators Overview ~ K12PlayGround.com™
Folklorists find / add / edit your State Folklife Organization nationwide, including the territories.
- Promote Folklife Projects to the public from your State - let them find out about what you offer.
#FOLKLIFE / #FOLKLORE PROJECTS
MAKE A VIDEO ABOUT THE PROJECT
LINK TO CLASS / STUDENT PROJECTS
PROMOTE THE STORY, EVIDENCE STUDENT SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE
Find student's project video, linked from their school information page with #HASHTAGS
1) YOU MUST HAVE REGISTERED TO
2) CREATE A SCHOOL INFORMATION PAGE
3) NOW YOU CAN SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT FROM YOUR SCHOOL/ ORGANIZATION PAGE AND SELECT YOUR #HASHTAGS
CHILDREN'S WORK IS PLAY:
WE FIRST MEET EACH OTHER ON THE SCHOOL YARD PLAYGROUNDS OF AMERICA.
- Play is critical for development
- While on the Playground all senses are engaged
- Connecting to the environment is human nature
- The playground is where children first:
- Learn social skills, cooperation, news, gossip, truthfulness
- Experience cultural awareness
- Navigate rules of civility, power dynamics
- Adapt to physical differences and abilities
- Learn to negotiate the Play Ground of Life!
Those studies have enriched mankind for generations.
Studying folklore involves understanding the meaning and significance of everyday commonplace things, words, etc. Studying folklore not only allows intellectual pursuit it documents society and allows for benchmarks as civilization moves from one point to the next in its own crazy path. It rescues procedures / art / lifestyle that would otherwise be lost.
What the study of folklore can bring to a child or anyone:
1. new ways of communicating
2. cultures other than our own
3. our own culture/traditions
4. expression of feelings or ideas
5. learning problem solving techniques
EXAMPLES: Appalachian Journey
Play has evolved to build big brains. Music Makes You Smarter - #OralCulture #PlayGroundChants Rockin Robin
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Creativity is the least important consideration in the K12 Department of Education curriculum but the most important attribute of the United States. ~ Karen Ellis
At one time people used to dream of going to America where they imagined if they worked hard enough they could succeed. That dream spread around the world, everyone wanted to go where they imagined freedom lived.
Music, Art, Dance, and Fashion all have the power to change a nation from within, to affect the hearts and minds of people, to bring them over to us. We would never invade the entire world, but the world can imagine us to be their center, and the cost would be justified a hundred fold!
If I was to teach you a piece of music, if it was to touch your heart, and the music paper and notes written on it were burned, you might play it from memory to your audience of family members, friends and strangers. And these folks might take it on and play it for others and those new people will take it on and on and on. The songs we sing here we want to be played forever.
The Constitution is a work of art with an idea that invaded the entire world. Our stories spark the imagination of our citizens, and we take our place in history with our stories.