Culture, Community, and the Classroom: Introduction to Mosaic

TITLE Culture, Community and the Classroom: Introduction to Mosaic and the Collaboration Tree Project AUTHOR AND TEACHER  Christine Crossgrove ARTIST COLLABORATOR  Luigi Gobbo, Italian Mosaic Artist SUBJECT AND GRADE LEVEL   High School Visual Art LENGTH 2 class...
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...

Fieldwork Builds Learning and Community

Elementary school teacher and folklorist Mark Wagler shares fieldwork methods he uses with his classes. The article includes exercises and inspiration for teaching folklore in the K-12 curriculum. “I am convinced”, he says, “that the single most important factor for...

Interviews: The Heartbeat of Our Inquiry

A 1st-grade teacher demonstrates how much even young children can learn from interviewing. “Books and the Internet are useful, but perhaps the most child-friendly and exciting way for young people to find answers is by interviewing people in their community....