Folklife Resources for Educators
Materials Related to East Asia
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Our Arts, Our Land: A Young Reader's Guide to Selected Folk Arts of Hawaii
by Michael Schuster, Carl Hefner, J.W. Junker
Music, photographs, and interviews of traditional master artists from Hawaii designed as an introduction to folk arts for young people. The audio recordings were originally aired on Hawaii Public Radio as part of the "Pacific Visions" radio series. Hawaiian traditional arts represented include chant, lauhala weaving, fishnet knotting, quilting, slack key and steel guitar music, medicinal herbs, gourd carving, and hula ki'i puppetry. Also included are practitioners of Chinese Opera, Okinawan koten music and dance, Filipino dance, Korean pansori singing, and Japanese Mingei pottery. A folk arts quiz is provided for students.
|Grade Level: 3-5; 6-8; 9-12
||Curriculum: Performing Arts; Music; Art and Culture
|Resource Type: Audio recordings; Activities
||Language: English; Hawaiian
|Subjects: Decorative arts; Asian Americans; Crafts; Basket making; Folk artists; Folk art; Fishing nets; Pottery; Weaving; Music; Quilting; Puppets; Traditional medicine; Chinese Americans; Hawaiians; Japanese Americans; Maritime culture; Korean Americans; Chinese Opera; Hawaii--Social life and customs; Needlework
Geographic locations: Hawaii; East Asia; Asia
Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
250 South Hotel Street, 2nd floor
Honolulu HI 96813
Silk Road Encounters Education Kit
by Silk Road Project
Teacher's guide (48 p. PDF) and sourcebook (48 p. PDF) that explore the diverse yet interrelated topics of trade, art, music, religion, history, and geography along the Silk Road to supplement classroom materials for students from elementary through high school. The teacher's guide has six lesson plans: 1) The Silk Roads Big Map; 2) Creating a Three-Dimensional Timeline; 3) Trading in the Silk Road Cities; 4) Belief Systems of the Silk Road; 5) Musical Innovation along the Silk Roads; and 6) Treasures of the Silk Roads.) Activities tiered for different educational levels accompany the lessons. A sourcebook provides background information for the lessons on the geography, history, belief systems, arts, music, and the travel of ideas and techniques along the Silk Road.
Silk Road Project
20 Westminster Street
Providence RI 02903