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Folklife & Folk Art Education Resource Guide


General Information

Bronner, Simon. American Material Culture and Folklore: A Prologue and Dialogue. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1985.

Brunvand, Jan Harold, ed. American Folklore: An Encyclopedia. New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1996.

Brunvand, Jan Harold. The Study of American Folklore: An Introduction, 3rd ed. New York: W. W. Norton, 1986.

Fife, Austin. Exploring Western Americana. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1988.

Oring, Elliott, ed. Folk Groups and Folklore Genres. Logan: Utah State University Press, 1986.

Siporin, Steve. American Folk Masters: The National Heritage Fellows. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1992.

Toelken, Barre. The Dynamics of Folklore. Logan: Utah State University Press, 1996.

Traditional Arts

Bronner, Simon J. Chain Carvers: Old Men Crafting Meaning. Lexington: University of Kentucky, 1985.

Bronner, Simon J. Creativity and Tradition In Folklore: New Directions. Logan: Utah State University Press, 1992.

Edison, Carol A. Willow Stories: Utah Navajo Baskets. Salt Lake City: Utah Arts Council, 1996.

Ferrero, Pat, Elaine Hedges and Julie Silber. Hearts and Hands: The Influence of Women and Quilting on American Society. San Francisco: The Quilt Digest Press, 1987.

Gammerdinger, Harry. "Ceremony and Celebration," in Folk Art of Idaho. Steve Siporin, ed. Boise: Idaho Commission on the Arts, 1984. pp. 87-98.

Glassie, Henry. Turkish Traditional Art Today. Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1993.

Jones, Michael Owen. Exploring Folk Art: Twenty Years of Thought on Craft, Work, and Aesthetics. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1987.

MacDowell, Marsha. "Hmong Textiles and Cultural Conservation," in Festival of American Folklife. Thomas Vennum, Jr., ed. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1986. pp. 91-3.

Meyer, Richard E. Cemeteries and Gravemarkers: Voices of American Culture. Logan: Utah State University Press, 1992.

Yoder, Don. Discovering American Folklife: Studies in Ethnic, Religious, and Regional Culture. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1990.

Folklife Folk Art Education

Allen, Barbara. "Defining Folklore," in Folklore in the Classroom. Betty J. Belanus, ed. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Commission, 1985. pp. 1-3.

Allen, Judy, Earldene McNeill and Velma Schmidt. Cultural Awareness for Children. Dallas: Learning Tree, 1981.

Belanus, Betty J., Project Coordinator. Folklore in the Classroom: Workbook. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1985.

Bierhorst, John. A Cry from the Earth: Music of the North American Indians. Santa Fe: Ancient City Press, 1992.

Bronner, Simon. American Children's Folklore. Little Rock: August House Publishing, 1988.

Cant, Norma E. Cancula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1995.

FolkPatterns Leader's Guide: A Cultural Heritage Project. East Lansing: Michigan State U Museum, 1991.

Galt, Margot Fortunato. The Story in History: Writing Your Way into the American Experience. New York: Teachers and Writers Collaborative, 1992.

Graham, Andrea. Nevada Folklife: A Curriculum Unit for Junior High and Middle School Students. Nevada State Council on the Arts, 1991.

Grider, Sylvia. Children's Folklore: A Manual for Teachers. White Springs: Florida Department of State, 1988.

Hansen, George. A Teacher's Guide to the Duval County Folklife in Education Program. White Springs, Florida: Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs, 1989.

MacDowell, Marsha, ed. Folk Arts In Education: A Resource Handbook. East Lansing: Michigan State University, 1987.

dahoo'aah: Relearning / New Learning, Navajo Crafts / Computer Design. Monument Valley High School, 1994.

Rosenberg, Janet. Folklife: A Guide for Fourth Grade Teachers. Palm Beach County Public Schools.

Schuman, Jo Miles. Art from Many Hands: Multicultural Art Projects. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1981.

Simons, Elizabeth Radin. Student Worlds, Student Words: Teaching Writing Through Folklore. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook Heinemann, 1990. pp. 11-32.

Taylor, David A. Duval County Folklife: A Guide for Fourth Grade Teachers in the Duval County School System. 1985.

Books of Interest for Teachers

Campbell, Patricia Shehan and Phong Thuyet Nguyen. From Rice Paddies and Temple Yards: Traditional Music of Vietnam. Danbury, CT: World Music Press, 1990.

Carawan, Guy and Candy. Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life: The People of Johns Island, South Carolina/Their Faces, Their Words, and Their Ways. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1989.

Culin, Stewart. Games of the North American Indians. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1992.

Gordon, Ginger. My Two Worlds. New York: Clarion, 1993.

Goss, Linda and Marian Barnes. Talk that Talk: An Anthology of African-American Storytelling. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1989.

Hamilton, Virginia. The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales. New York: Knopf, 1985.

Harpole, Patricia W. and Mark Fogelquist. Los Mariachis! An Introduction to Mexican Mariachi Music. Danbury, CT: World Music Press, 1989.

Monceaux, Morgan. Jazz: My Music, My People. New York: Knopf, 1994.

Presilla, Maricel E. Feliz Nochebuena/Feliz Navidad: Christmas Feasts of the Hispanic Caribbean. New York: Hihoh, 1994.

Sam, Sam-Ang and Patricia Shehan Campbell. Silent Temples, Songful Hearts: Traditional Music of Cambodia. Danbury, CT: World Music Press, 1990.

Sayer, Chloe. Arts and Crafts of Mexico. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1990.

Silver, Kayleen. Earth People. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 1992.

Weitzman, David. My Backyard History Book. Boston: Little, Brown, 1975.