Your Community: A Community Heritage Poster for the Classroom
In cooperation with the Rural
School and Community Trust, and with support from the U.S.
Department of Education, the American Folklife Center has produced
a poster entitled "Explore Your Community," designed for middle
school and high school students. The poster encourages students
to learn more about their own communities by engaging in documentation
projects. On the back are suggestions for heritage studies and
community projects, such as interviewing friends and classmates
about school-related traditions and developing a walking tour
of a historic neighborhood. The Folklife Center and the Rural
Trust hope that students will want to explore and document a
wide range of living cultural expressions in their families,
schools, neighborhoods, and towns and cities.
Select this link to view a PDF version of the poster (9 pp., 7680 KB,
front and back panels).
The "Explore Your Community" poster is in full color,
22 x 34 inches, and available free of charge from the American
Folklife Center, Library of
Congress, 101 Independence Avenue, SE,
Washington, D.C. 20540-4610. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schools and other institutions or organizations needing multiple
copies: please send
in one order for all the copies if possible.
This site provides the full text found on the back of the poster.
In addition there is a list of Web resources for further exploration
of community heritage. Select from the following menu: