COLLECTION PROJECT ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION
You will collect 10 items of folklore. Using what you are learning about the different types of folklore in the world collect 10 pieces of folklore and document them using the Fife Folklore Archives documentation style. The folklore you collect will be contributed to the Archives and will become part of the ongoing research resource that the Archives provides.
You will write one short essay. Your essay should reflect on the questions: What does this folklore tell me about the people from whom I collected it and How does this folklore function within the group that shares it? You will consider how and why the folklore you gathered developed evolved and continues to function and provide or express meaning within the context of the group.
1. The collection and documentation of folklore
2. The essay