Source: EGG: the arts show: "Off the Charts"
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This video segment from Egg: The Arts Show presents a glimpse of the last island-based Gullah/Geechee community located on Sapelo Island.The original Gullah/Geechee people were slaves. When slavery was abolished, the island was abandoned to the slaves. Ronald Johnson of the Sapelo Island Cultural and Revitalization Society speaks of his pride for the island community and the importance of preserving the Gullah/Geechee culture. A festival is held each year to bring people to the island to learn about the culture and foster interest in preserving the culture. For more about Sapelo Island, see "Ben Hall of Sapelo Island" and "Frankie Quimby of Sapelo Island".
Social studies, music, American history, African American history, Georgia
The following Frame, Focus and Follow-up suggestions are best suited for elementary or middle school students using this video in an English language arts or social studies lesson. Be sure to modify the questions to meet your students' instructional needs.
What is Frame, Focus and Follow-up?
Frame (ELA) When you are trying to make a point about something, how do you do it? For example, if you wanted to convince me that I should eat healthy foods, how would you do it?
Focus (ELA) What point does Johnson make? Are you convinced? Why or why not?
Follow Up (ELA) Discuss the point Johnson is trying to make and how he tries to do it. Do you think he is successful in making his argument? What information or understanding do you take away from hearing his point of view? What questions would you have for him about his ideas?
Frame (SS) What do you know about the abolition of slavery in the United States? When did it take place? What did it mean to the nation and the people living there? How was it a key turning point in the growth of the United States? What was gained? What was lost?
Focus (SS) Find out why Ronald Johnson believes Gullah/Geechee culture must be preserved. Through your observations, what do you think is unique about Gullah/Geechee culture?
Follow Up (SS) Ronald Johnson describes neighboring Gullah/Geechee communities as 'systematically destroyed' and 'developed out of existence.' What does he mean by this? Can you think of other communities or cultures in the world that were destroyed or harmed by new developments? What did that community lose or gain in the process?
JOHNSON: Other communities in the area have been systematically destroyed, the culture have been wiped out in many ways. They have been developed practically out of existence.
We now are realizing that we have a uniqueness that should be preserved and should be kept as a part of our culture.
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.