|Puerto Rico Latin Sound performing salsa music at John E Ford Elementary School||Puerto Rico Latin Sound performing salsa music at John E Ford Elementary School||Still Image||Teaching of folklore|
Puerto Rico Latin Sound performing salsa music at John E Ford Elementary School
- Seventeen color slides. Demonstration for fifth grade students at John E. Ford Elementary School. Images of students dancing. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. 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. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.