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Lesson 3

Lesson 3 gives students an overview of the way traditions fit into societies and cultures and ways they are transmitted over time. In this lesson, students learn about context and the folk process, two important concepts that help them better understand the nature and lifecycle of folk traditions.

Rationale for Lesson

Key Concepts Essential Questions
Context is the relationship a tradition has to both the cultural and the physical environments in which it has developed. What are the elements of context?
The folk process is the transformation through which a human activity becomes a folk tradition. What are the characteristics of the folk process?
Living folk traditions are passed on through a number of different means over time, often from generation to generation. What are the different means by which living folk traditions are passed on?