On the Job

On the Job

There is mystery in every job, even those of students, whose jobs are to study and contribute to school, family, and community life. How do we learn the secrets of doing a good job at our work? Folklife! Occupational culture is one of the dynamic areas of Folklore...
Seasonal Round Lesson Plan

Seasonal Round Lesson Plan

THE SEASONAL ROUND For New Year, we would cook cabbage. Some people would cook black-eyed peas. That way, you would always have money for the year. And we had to have our egg nog. That was one tradition waiting for the New Year to come in. And when the New Year would...
Interviewing Virtual Unit

Interviewing Virtual Unit

Observing the traditions and traditional art forms around us, we learn why and how informal local learning underpins our lives and the knowledge and skills that we acquire in classrooms and formal academic settings. By interviewing family and community members to...