Anthropology Teacher Resources

Study how humans have developed, interacted, and changed over time with our collection of anthropology resources, which include topics regarding social, biological, cultural, or physical anthropology.
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Out of Sight, Out of Mind

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine conditions at state mental hospitals after World War II. They examine the treatment of patients and how to evaluate the credibility of sources. They write a short essay to complete the lesson.
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Last Flight of Bomber 31

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers act as forensic scientists to help solve a long-standing missing persons case. They study nuclear DNA and mtDNA.
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The Chinese Zodiac And The Western Zodiac

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create individual horoscopes that contrast and compare Western and Chinese views of their futures using poster boards and magic markers. In-class discussion is used to evaluate the use of the Zodiac in different cultures.
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An Excursion to Cities of Mysterious Pasts

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners use the encyclopedia sources on the computer or in the library to research the historic sites and history of Mexico City. They make notes of what they find to be the most interesting for their visit. They make a large map of...
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Zoo Labs

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students observe animals at the zoo and then answer questions about the different ways they move, different types of communication they use, their tactile habits, their visual gestures and their vocal-auditory uses. They then observe...
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Spy on a Spider

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students view slides or live specimens to name and describe the distinguishing features of groups of arthropods, especially spiders and insects. They complete worksheets, observe webs and then search for and record where spiders can be...
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Creatures from Planet X: Spiders

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students are given a description of some fascinating animals from "Planet X". They follow the descriptions given to illustrate one of these animals paying careful attention to introduced vocabulary such as 'appendages', 'receptors', and...
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Facts, Feats and Folklore: Spiders

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students review and discuss a variety of sayings, folklore and superstitions about spiders. They discuss this information and choose either an interesting fact or appealing foklore tradition to illustrate.
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Ecosytems: Water Purification

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars explore how ecosystems purify water and what kinds of things humans do that alter these processes. They use a website to access information on local watersheds and develop a "river" newspaper
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Understanding Artifacts

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students will develop a greater awareness of the things surrounding them and will be able to build a bridge between their own material culture and that of an imaginary figure from the past. This lesson focuses on the significance of...
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Connecting with the Past: Making a Memory Box

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars explore the Native American Art of Caitlin. The exploration is done using the internet to make cultural connections.
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Buried in Ice: The Mystery of a Lost Arctic Expedition

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars read a novel about a lost arctic expedition by Sir John Franklin. In groups, they discuss the author's quest to determine what happened to Franklin and his crew. Using the internet, they compare and contrast the...
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Biology: Howler Monkeys Tell All

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine a PBS special about howler monkeys as an introduction to scientific forensic investigative methods. In groups, they conduct a host of experiments containing clues which point to discovery. By challenging assumptions,...
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In or Out? Make Up Your Mind!

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Students create a portrait gallery of various people in history. For this biography lesson plan, students determine whether people in history have the criteria needed in order to be placed in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery....
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Baga Drum

For Teachers K - 6th
Students examine a Baga Drum in order to explore the history of the Baga people of West Africa. In this art history instructional activity, students recognize figures used in Baga Drum design that represent aspects of Baga culture. They...