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Russian Folklore

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by randaw
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Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
World Culture
Grade:
9,10,11,12

Test Glog

Folklore Introduction & Russian Folklore Trinity CelebrationStudent Instructions:1. Begin by reading the paragraph in the top right corner that introduces folklore and describes the topic of this Glog. (Afterwards, wait for further instructions from your teacher.)2. Explore the meaning, discover the different types, learn how to find, and create your own folklore as you complete a short online workshop by following this link: Scholastic Folklore (Afterwards, wait for further instructions from your teacher.)3. Access the Google word document entitled "Russian Folklore:Cuckoo Bird" by clicking on the title Rusian Folklore in the top left corner of the Glog. Review the song before clicking on the Russian Folklore picture in the top left corner to view the song in video format. What type of lore would this be considered? (Afterwards, wait for further instructions from your teacher.)4. Observe the photos "taped" on the Glog by clicking on them to enlarge your view. What material lore can you identify in the photos? (Afterwards, wait for further instructions from your teacher.)5. There are many holidays and traditions in Russia, including the Trinity Celebration. Each community many vary slightly when it comes to how it chooses to celebrate those traditions. This is a perfect representation of community lore you learned about from the Scholastic Folklore workshop earlier. Read the short post on what the Trinty (also calledTroitsa) Celebration entails by clicking on the link entitled Trinity Celebration on the Glog page. (Afterwards, wait for further instructions from your teacher.) 6. In the bottom right corner of the Glog, there is photo of three "babushkas" (grandmothers). Click on the photo to enlarge it, and describe what you see taking place in the photo. (Afterwards, wait for further instructions from your teacher.) 7. Below is a short excerpt from "The Festival of the Holy Trinity (Troitsa) in Rural Russia: A Case Study in Topography and Memory" by Margaret Paxson. Read the following excerpt to gain a better understanding of what is taking place in the "babushka" photo you just described: "On Troitsa, one goes to the cemetery. One brings food and drink and materials to clean up the site of the graves of your relatives. The family that I went with the first year brought arybnyi pirog (fish pie), candies, some vodka, berry juice and a sickle to cut the grass around the grave. Family plots are often fenced off with an iron gate. Inside the gate, there are grave stones, benches and a makeshift table. Individual families gather at their plots and sit and toast theirdeceased. They report the goings on during the year, how well they worked, how family members were getting along. This part of the Troitsa ritual establishes bonds with the members of the long, old familial line--usually the paternal line. Such bonds bring force and protection to agiven family line. They set things right for the coming agricultural cycle."8. At the gravesite, it is not uncommon to sing prayers for the deceased. Access the Google word document entitled "Russian Trinity Rituals & Songs" by clicking on the words Russian Trinity Rituals & Songs directly above the photo of the "babushkas" in the bottom right corner of the Glog. Review the prayers before listening to the "babushkas" (grandmothers) sing them.

Trinity CelebrationRituals Passed Down Through Generations

FolkloreA Taste of Russian Folklore: Trinity CelebrationBy Maranda Wilkinson

Throughout history, folklore has been passed from one generation to the next. Folklore entails everything from stories, poetry, and songs, to clothing, food, and rituals, and each country is unique in that respect. This Glog will introduce you further to folklore itself as well as give you a taste of Russian Folklore during the Trinity Celebration.

Russian Folklore

Photo Credit: Maranda Wilkinson

Photo Credit: Maranda Wilkinson

Photo Credit: Maranda Wilkinson

Photo Credit: Maranda Wilkinson

Photo Credit: Maranda Wilkinson

Photo Credit: Maranda Wilkinson

Photo Credit: Maranda Wilkinson

Photo Credit: Maranda Wilkinson

Photo Credit: Scott LaPlantte

Photo Credit: Maranda Wilkinson

Resources

Russian Trinity Rituals & Songs


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