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Learning Center

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The Learning Center is a collection of educational resources for exploring the Folklife and traditions of New Hampshire.

Learning Resources

Explore these local and national resources for information on integrating Traditional Arts and Artists into an educational curriculum.

  • NH State Council on the Arts Traditional Arts Program
    Working to identify, document, preserve, and promote traditional arts and artists in New Hampshire so they continue to be a visible and vital aspect of the state's living cultural heritage.
  • New Hampshire Arts Learning Network
    A collaborative of individuals, organizations and groups with a common interest in arts education, working to support quality arts learning for all students in New Hampshire
  • Local Learning
    A National Network dedicated to promoting Folk Arts in Education.
  • American Memory Learning Page
    Featuring lessons using the Library of Congress digital collections.
  • American Routes
    A public radio program hosted by folklorist Nick Spitzer, providing weekly forays into the rich traditional roots of American popular music. Archives include interviews with major musicians of many genres.
  • Arts Education Partnership
    A coalition of education, arts, business, philanthropic, and government organizations promoting the essential role of arts education for enabling all students to succeed in school, life, and work. Find advocacy tools such as research reports, web resources, and information on past and future forums.
  • Masters of Traditional Arts
    An online guide that links users to multimedia resources for 26 NEA National Heritage Fellows. Units of study such as Sense of Place, Sense of Wonder, Sense of Discovery and classroom activities model how educators can develop lessons and incorporate regional folk artists into their teaching.
  • Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
    Featuring online teaching guides, such as Masters of the Building Arts, the Smithsonian Folklife and Oral History Guide, and Discovering Our Delta student and teacher guides. Online exhibits for students include Water Ways, Borders/Fronteras and The Silk Road.
  • Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
    Offering hundreds of recordings from around the world, an online magazine, and in Tools for Teaching find lesson plans and interactive features.

Photo credit: Lynn Martin Graton

New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
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