Folk Sources

  • What are folk sources?

    What are folk sources?

    What are folk sources? Oral histories and ethnographic materials help present complicated issues and topics by comparing and contrasting life experiences, voices and vantage points. Although they do often reflect historical truth, primary sources are valued as powerful reference points for understanding individual and community perspectives on memory, meaning and identity. Over the past 150…

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About the image: “Games and Play” are one genre of folklife that can quickly engage students in serious discussions of place, culture, identity, and community. [Collins, Marjory, photographer. New York, New York. Chinese-American girl playing hopscotch with American friends outside her home in Flatbush. United States New York New York State, 1942. Aug.?. Photograph.]

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About the image: La Teacher 1 print; color ink jet; sheets 61 x 46 cm.(poster format) | Poster shows the smiling face of a teacher on a laptop computer screen. Behind her is a red globe of the world. Contributor: Ponce, Alfredo – Amplifier Date: 2020.

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