Louisiana Voices Educator's Guide  
Getting Started With This Guide  
Outline of the Study Guides  
Study Unit 1: Defining Terms  
Study Unit 2: Fieldwork Basics for Teachers  
Study Unit 3: Discovering the Obvious: Our Lives as "The Folk"  
Study Unit 4: The State of Our Lives: Being a Louisiana Neighbor  
Study Unit 5: Oral Traditions--Swapping Stories  
Study Unit 6: Louisiana's Musical Landscape  
Study Unit 7: Material Culture-The Stuff of Life  
Study Unit 8: The Worlds of Work and Play  
Study Unit 9: The Seasonal Round and Life Cycles  
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Educator's Guide Credits  
Educator's Opportunities For Professional Development  
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Acknowledgements and Credits

This guide is the result of a multi-year collaboration coordinated by the Louisiana Division of the Arts Folklife Program. Partners over the years included the Department of Education Center for Educational Technology, the Louisiana Alliance for Arts Education, Louisiana Public Broadcasting, Louisiana Challenge, Louisiana State Museum, University of Louisiana at Louisiana, and Local Learning: the National Network for Folk Arts in Education.

Many people have participated in this project. Maida Owens, director of the Folklife Program, spearheaded the effort, gathered folklife resources, and oversaw the project. Dr. Carol Whelan and Sheila Talamo, then with the Louisiana Center for Education Technology, provided guidance and the link to the Louisiana Educational Technology Community. Echo Olander and Nalini Raghavan have served as project coordinator and kept us on track. Paddy Bowman, Director of Local Learning: National Network for Folk Arts in Education, served as project consultant and lead writer/editor of the study units. Sylvia Bienvenu, Ed.S., Curriculum Specialist for the Louisiana Challenge Project and Evaluator for the Louisiana Center of Educational Technology, developed student worksheets and assessments and aligned lesson plans to the Louisiana Content Standards. Jocelyn Donlon was the lead writer for some units and Melanie Boulet and Jane Vidrine contributed sections. Donna Onebane served as the first Education Coordinator and then Jane Vidrine.

Eileen Engel developed Hurricane Resources and Opportunities for K-12 Educators and Louisiana's Many Food Traditions Unit Activity and provided professional development workshops based on them.

Funding was provided by the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.


National Endowment for the Arts.

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