Citizens participate in government, exercise their rights and fulfill their responsibilities in formal and informal ways. An important part of civics education is the study of citizens’ motivations and the types of expressions these motives have given rise to in public discourse. The Maine folklore tradition celebrates the various ways that Maine citizens, particularly Maine’s poor and working-class population, have made their voices heard in the public forum.
Wingard, Geoff, "MSSS Curriculum Connection Series - Lesson Number: 04" (2012). Maine Song and Story Sampler: Curriculum Connections Series. 10.
Songs to use with lesson:
“The Teamster in Jack MacDonald’s Crew” sung by Joseph Walsh (Sherman Mills).
“The Depot Camp” sung by Bill Cramp (Pittston Farm).