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Washington Elementary Traditions Day

Washington Elementary Traditions Day

Date
1987-06-05
Description
Seventeen color slides. Festival with various demonstrations: hair styling; quilting; and cooking. Held at Washington Elementary School. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Palm Beach County was a joint venture between the Palm Beach County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was conducted between 1986 and 1987 by folklorist Jan Rosenberg with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The goal was to impart an appreciation of multi-ethnic traditions and provide a sense of place to the mobile student population. The project focused on the Florida Studies component for fourth grade students. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. In total, the project involved 15 schools with 779 students.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Washington Elementary Traditions DayWashington Elementary Traditions DayStill ImageQuiltmakers
Barbers
Cooks
Fieldwork
Festivals
Students
Elementary schools
Demonstrations
Hair styling
Children
Hair weaving
Hairwork
Quilting
Food preparation
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