Letter to Parents and Caregivers




Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Our class will be studying ________________________________________________________ during the next few weeks. Students will conduct primary source research by interviewing people at school, at home, and/or in the community. They will be learning not only about various traditions and how people learned them and practice them, they will also be learning to ask good questions, listen well, take notes, follow up on interesting points or missing information, follow directions and a sequence, and conduct themselves appropriately in the context of their collaborative work and community interactions. Students may want to interview you, another family member, or a community member. They must get permission of those they interview to share the results. Finally, they will compile their research and develop a final product and be graded on both.


Please contact me with any questions you may have about this project.

Thank you,


(Teacher's name)



__________________________________(Student's name) has my permission to conduct folklore fieldwork research, interview community members, take photographs, and/or make recordings.


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