Folklife Resources for Educators
Materials Related to South America
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The World at the Fair: Experiences of the 1893 Columbian Exposition
by University of California, Los Angeles History and Information Studies Departments
Curriculum materials with lesson plans and activities that introduce secondary school students to a variety of historical and anthropological issues related to the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The site includes primary source materials such as maps, photos, posters and articles from the late 19th century that allow students to analyze questions related to the event, including how different cultural groups and nations were exhibited and displayed on the fairgrounds and how this affected American attitudes towards immigration at the time. It also has three lesson plan modules for students: 1) Globalization Lesson Plan - China at the Fair; 2) Technology Lesson Plan - Electricity at the Fair; and 3) Anthropology Lesson Plan - Anthropological Exhibits at the Fair and the Midway. The curriculum materials address national standards for History and Educational Technology.
|Grade Level: 9-12
||Curriculum: Science; History and Social Studies; Geography; Art and Culture
|Resource Type: Primary sources; Lesson plans; Activities
|Subjects: Maps in education; Culture; Immigrants; Emigration and immigration; Exhibitions; Indians of South America; Festivals; Ethnic groups; Ethnic arts; United States--Social life and customs; China--Social life and customs; Indians of North America; Electricity; Anthropology; History; Museums--Curatorship
Geographic locations: United States; South America; China
UCLA History Department
Los Angeles CA 90095-1473
by Museum of International Folk Art
Two lesson plans for grades 1-8 related to objects from around the world found in the Museum of International Folk Art's Neutrogena collections. The first lesson plan deals with hats and headdresses and the second with resist-dye techniques used in textile design. Both include background information for teachers, resource lists, and ideas for extending the lessons into other curricular areas. The lesson plans are both correlated to the New Mexico State Content Standards for Art and Social Studies.
|Grade Level: K-2; 3-5; 6-8
||Curriculum: Art and Culture; History and Social Studies
|Resource Type: Activities; Lesson plans
|Subjects: Resist-dyed textiles; Headgear; Hats; Textile fabrics; Crafts
Geographic locations: South America; Japan; Indonesia; General; Africa, West
Museum of International Folk Art
PO Box 2087
Santa Fe NM 87504-2087