Unit IV The State of Our Lives: Being
a Louisiana Neighbor
Lesson 1 Louisiana's Major Folk Regions
Brainstorming a Regional Cultural Exchange
Name _______________________________________________ Date _______________
After your teacher sets up a cultural exchange with another school, work with a team or individually to choose at least three cultural perspectives to consider exchanging with students in another region of Louisiana. Read the list and circle three topics that interest you. First plan and start a survey of your own regional characteristics, then interview students online through email or video chat about their own. What things do you share? What things differ? Print out or draw a Venn diagram to display results for each category. Use this worksheet as a jumping-off point. Classes may jointly produce a webpage or a scrapbook to share results.
|Language and dialect||Crafts, decorative arts, and material culture|
|Occupations and occupational folklife||Customs, celebrations, and festivals|
|Foodways||Oral narrative genres|
|Geography, ecology, and environment||Family names and formal and informal place names|
|Landscape and land use||Ethnic and other folk groups|
|Music and dance||School culture and customs|
|Religions||Current slang, clothing, and hairstyles|
|Settlement history and patterns||After-school activities|
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