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Anthropology

For Students 9th - 12th
Anthropologists ask the question that everyone wants answered: what does it mean to be human? An online handout provides a brief introduction to the study of anthropology and outlines three common types of anthropology writing...
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 5 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Part five of the 13-part series begins with a refutable argument stating that genetically, the ancient people of Australia were populated by the first African ancestors. Spencer Wells travels to India to find the link that bridges...
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Reading Comprehension: Aboriginal Myth About Thunderstorms

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Get your anthropologists thinking with this aboriginal myth about thunderstorms. They read the brief myth and answer three comprehension questions. The directions indicate two myths, however there is just one here. Consider extending...
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Genetic Markers: Connecting the Dots

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Biology buffs simulate how genetic markers are passed among populations in order to understand how these markers can help anthropologists map human migration. A couple of volunteers leave the room while you walk the remaining learners...
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Human Ancestry Made Easy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore the Out of Africa Theory, genetics, and human ancestry with this clear and interesting video clip. Older scientists will gain a basic understanding of how genetic markers have helped anthropologists determine the origin and...
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Human Evolution Made Easy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Add this video to your classroom collection! Human evolution is covered from the beginnings of evolutionary theory to the paleo-anthropologists who uncovered a multitude of evidence showing the changes that lead to modern man. Intended...
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Arthur's World Neighborhood: Building Global and Cultural Awareness

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Kids become global anthropologists as they explore commonalities and differences both in their classroom and expanding across the globe. Throughout several activities, learners conduct partner interviews that culminate in Venn diagrams,...
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Strontium: It Knows Where You've Been

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Humans ingest approximately 1-5 mg of strontium everyday! An interesting video describes how scientists use the element strontium to learn about people. The narrator explains  where strontium is found and how it gets into and builds up...
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What Can You Learn From Ancient Skeletons?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Skeletons may not be able to speak, but they can still tell us a lot. High schoolers watch a short video about the ways biological anthropologists can use a skeleton's bone structure to determine age, gender, place of birth, and social...
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Why Some Countries Are Poor and Others Rich

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It's a question economists, anthropologists, and sociologists have asked themselves since the first regional lines were drawn in the sand. Are there common factors that destine one country to thrive and another to struggle? An...
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What's the Big Idea About Archeology

For Students 4th - 8th
The American Museum of Natural History offers a website sure to engage young anthropologists. Learners can dig into a site that offers an explanation of the field of archaeology, the kinds of questions archaeologists ask that launch...
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What Do You Know About Archaeology?

For Students 6th - 12th
A 10-question interactive permits young anthropologists to study the field of archaeology and the tools archaeologists use to dig into history.
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Mythic Creatures Challenge

For Students 6th - 12th
Mythic creatures and where to find them is the subject of an engaging interactive resource. Young anthropologists click on a bright red X on a world map to see an image of and learn the stories of 15 legendary creatures.
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Make Your Own Mythic Mask or Puppet

For Students 6th - 12th
No need to wait until Halloween to create a mask. Young anthropologists get involved in the centuries-old tradition of mask and puppet making with the help of an engaging resource that shows them how to craft their own masks or puppets.
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Hominid Traits: Ape to Man

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders collaborate and analyze information about our hominid lineage. They discuss evidence researched by anthropologists. Students use spreadsheet data to compare means of locomotion, diet and brain size.
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Exploring Human History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore how anthropologists investigate scientific inquiry. They examine the four subdivisions of anthropology: archaeology, linguistics, cultural and physical. They explore the careers of several contemporary anthropologists...
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Exploring Human History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the four main subdivisions of anthropology and how they overlap. They explore the careers of several contemporary anthropologists and their fieldwork, comparing the methods and applications of their work.
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Stonehenge: Solving Ancient Mysteries

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore archeologists and anthropologists and the tools and methods they use to gather and interpret scientific evidence. They research current archaeological excavations and contact the scientists working at these digs.
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Native American Three Sisters Gardens

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students investigate companion planting. In this  communtiy gardening lesson students explore the tradition of the Native American Three Sisters gardening approach. Students act as botanists, anthropologists, folklorists, and curators.
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Screaming Mummy Mystery

For Teachers 6th - 12th
You cannot enter the afterlife without your name, or so says Egyptian theology. In "Egypt Unwrapped: the Mystery of the Screaming Man," the National Geographic Channel follows researchers as they attempt to unwrap the mystery surrounding...
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social Studies: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorow

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders take an Internet trip back in time to explore ancient cultures. Working in teams, they assume the roles of theologian, cartographer, economist, political analyst, and anthropologist. The same groups then create time...
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Harvest Celebrations Around the World

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners, working in groups as cultural anthropologists, research harvest festival around the world. They design a Harvest web page based on their research.
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Social Scientists

For Students 9th - 12th
In this social scientist worksheet, high schoolers respond to 10 matching and short answer questions about the work of economists, archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, and political scientists.
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The Short Answer

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the discovery of the Flores man. In this anthropology instructional activity, students discover details about the Flores man and the work of anthropologists. Students are challenged to create their own stories that...

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