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Title: Folk Costumes Around the Globe


Summary

Students are invited to provide pictures with folk costumes from their countries, describe them and write a few lines about different occasions people wear them. They can also describe different traditions and folk dances from their country and create short videos reflecting them.


Description

The project is meant to give the students from as many countries as possible, a chance to share their folk/national costumes, traditions and dances with other students and teachers in the world, to promote their folk art and traditions. The students will provide pictures of folk costumes from their countries together with a short description of them, and give information about the occasions on which people use/used to wear them. Students can also create short videos reflecting traditions and folk dances from their countries. The pictures and the videos must be uploaded on the project’s forum, in the Media Gallery.


Facilitators

  • Cornelia Platon, Romania

Languages

Spanish, Russian, Romanian, French, English

Student Age Levels

5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary)

Dates

Ongoing - -

Possible classroom activities

Reading, writing, painting, drawing, computer graphics, taking photos, exhibitions, interviews, folk costumes parades, participating in folk festivals, etc.


Expected outcomes

A virtual media gallery with folk costumes from different countries, a web page with all materials sent by students, albums, blogs, magazines, varied media products.


Group contributions to others and/or the planet:

Students will get information about traditional folk costumes, a topic less studied in schools today, and still important for students' general culture; they will share information about their traditions and civilization, folk dances and music, and will become more aware about their roots and ancestors.


Curriculum area

Literature, arts, social sciences, computer science, history


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Attachments

107_Project_Plan_Folk_Costumes.pdf