Hello! Who knows what a folklorist does? I do! I’m Jim and I have traveled around the world in my job as a folklorist. Watch this short video to get ready for the Challenge. Use the space below to chat with me. I’d love to help you with the Challenge and answer any questions you […]
Try making a practice recording before your interview so that you’re familiar with your equipment. Carefully set up your camera during your interview, so you get a clear shot of your tradition bearer. Try setting down the camera on a flat surface, so it doesn’t shake! Make sure you’re recording in a very quiet space, […]
As I think about the new school year, I make a mental checklist. First, I take stock of the progress each class made the preceding year in mastering content and skill. Next, I think about corresponding learning standards and tangible resources available to my learning community. Finally—this is where my mental checklist is replaced by […]
Running into speedbumps as a folklorist? No worries! Post your questions here to get help from each other and our Global Folklorist Ambassadors from Smithsonian Institution.