Lesson 2

Lesson 2 consists of five alternative activities that correspond to the five folklife genres introduced in Lesson 1, plus an optional extension focusing on foodways (traditional foods and related knowledge and skills). Teachers may concentrate on any one or more of the genres, depending on instructional needs and the needs and interests of students.

Rationale for Lesson

Key Concepts Essential Questions
Folk arts can be divided into five general categories or genres. These categories denote things people traditionally: say, make, believe, learn, and perform. What are examples of these genres in Nebraska? What are examples of these genres in the groups to which you belong?
Folk arts are important to study, because they express group identity. What are some examples of folk arts that express identity in your groups? In Nebraska cultural groups?