Teaching with Folk Sources

Local Learning Teaching with Primary Sources project team offers teaching tools and materials that engage the digitally available archival holdings of the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress alongside local and regional collections, bringing them into conversation with each other to create a fuller, more complex narrative of American communities, history, and people.
The Teaching with Folk Sources Curriculum Guide includes 5 units and framework articles for educators, including worksheets, primary source sets, and graphic organizers ready for classroom use.



Published by the Journal of Folklore and Education. Alexandra S. Antohin, Guest Editor. 2023 (Vol. 10, Issue 2). https://jfepublications.org/journal/vol-10-2

This 10th Volume of the Journal of Folklore and Education offers two issues packed with resources and content. Expanding mainstream notions that primary sources are historical documents housed in hard-to-access archives, this volume showcases archival items that expand our vision of community, self, the past, the future, pedagogical opportunities—and, yes, history.

Issue 2 features work by our consortium project Teaching with Folk Sources, funded by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program. Find here frameworks and detailed lesson plans from Local Learning’s TPS consortium project members and their educator partners, organized as a Curriculum Guide.

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This special issue of the Journal of Folklore and Education is supported in part by an award from Teaching with Primary Sources program of the Library of Congress. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed by authors are their own. Content created and featured in partnership with the TPS program does not indicate an endorsement by the Library of Congress.