Folklife Resources for Educators
Materials Related to Identity (Psychology)
There are 2 titles in this list.
Rural Roads, City Streets: Italians in Pennsylvania
by Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Lesson plan with activities related to Italian American life and history in Pennsylvania, geared to the middle and high school classroom, for use in the curriculum areas of history, civics and government, geography, reading, and writing. The unit focuses on the history of Italian immigration, settlement, and ethnic identity in Pennsylvania and major themes in Italian immigrant life. Background materials include a glossary, resources for teachers and students, and links to primary source materials, including photographs and oral histories, drawn from the collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and other materials. The lesson plan is correlated to the Pennsylvania Department of Education Standards for Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, History, and Geography.
|Grade Level: 6-8; 9-12
||Curriculum: Geography; Performing Arts; Language Arts; History and Social Studies; Art and Culture
|Resource Type: Primary sources; Lesson plans; Activities
|Subjects: Immigrant labor; Italian Americans; Identity (Psychology); Ethnicity; Pennsylvania--Social life and customs; Ethnic groups; Ethnic neighborhoods; Oral history; Community life; Cultural geography; Civics
Geographic locations: Pennsylvania
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia PA 19107
by Sound Portraits Productions
The Youth Portraits project was established to teach young people recently released from New York City's Rikers Island correctional facility how to use audio to tell stories about their lives. With the help of Sound Portraits producers, the young people crafted short audio documentaries by conducting interviews, cutting their own tape, adding music, and using computers to create finished pieces that were aired on public radio in January 2002. The Youth Portraits web site features their photos, streamed audio pieces with transcripts, and curriculum materials. The educational resources include a study guide (62 p. PDF) plus a recording and interviewing tutorial. These materials can be used in the classroom or as part of a life skills curriculum with youth.
|Grade Level: 6-8; 9-12
||Curriculum: Language Arts; History and Social Studies
|Resource Type: Primary sources; Lesson plans; Audio recordings; Activities
|Subjects: Juvenile corrections; Interviewing; Fieldwork (Educational method); Social justice; Identity (Psychology); African Americans; Radio; Oral history
Geographic locations: New York (N.Y.); General
Sound Portraits Productions
80 Hanson Place, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn NY 11217