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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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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What Death Brings to Life - English Component

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars are introduced to the characteristics of ancient Indian, Chinese and Aztec cultures. They consider what was valued by these cultures and compare the cultures' values to their own. They write an essay on their reflections.
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True Blue? On Being Australian

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Who or what is an Australian? Discover a plethora of student-centered, engaging activity ideas on the question of Australian identity, organized according to five major themes: people, symbols, place, sport, and words.
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International Institute of Archaeology an Anthropology

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research early humans and their cultures. They conduct Internet research, discuss their findings with their group, evaluate the information provided by artifacts, and create a report to present to a simulated archaeology institute.
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Ceramica de los Ancestros

For Students 3rd - 6th
Scholars join a field expedition team to unearth a plethora of treasures from Central America. Artifacts listed in alphabetical order come with an informational blurb and a picture designed for participants to color. Activity pages...
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The Busasaurus

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students learn along with Ms. Frizzle's class. In this Magic School Bus lesson plan, students can make two types of "fossils."
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Native American Cultures

For Teachers 6th - 8th
There is a lot to this Native American exploration plan, delve into it! A WebQuest focuses research with 3 expeditions (printable if resources dictate). Scholars keep track of findings on a KWL chart (consider a more note-taking specific...
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Witchcraft & Sorcery

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Give learners a chance to understand the practices and beliefs associated with witchcraft through an anthropological lens. Like any other belief system, witchcraft stems from specific sociological needs. This practice is well-defined in...
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What is culture?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
What is culture? Define culture, artifacts, subcultures, and multiculturalism with your class. This presentation provides a definition, example, and image of each facet of culture. 
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Anthropology: One Foot Two Foot...

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students navigate an obstacle course through the school on which they must walk and crawl on hands and knees. They distinguish characteristics of humans and animals.
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African Americans during the Great Depression

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners interpret patterns of behavior reflecting values and attitudes that contribute or pose obstacles to cross-cultural exploration. They explain and apply ideas, theories and modes of inquiry drawn from anthropology and sociology in...
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What Death Brings to Life (Teen Living Component)

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students research and discuss many common characteristics of modern cultures and examine ancient cultures for comparison. They study the components of anthropology and ethnocentrism.
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Ethical Dilemmas

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Students analyze anthropological case studies. In this specific Ethical Dilemmas instructional activity, students make ethical judgments based on the case study analysis. Students work cooperatively in small groups to reach their...
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Stonehenge: Solving Ancient Mysteries

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the mystery of Stonehenge. In this Stonehenge lesson, students participate in a classroom activity that requires them to research information about Stonehenge as well as information regarding archeology and...
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Great Minds: Goodall, Fossey and Galdikas

For Students 9th - 12th
How far would you go to defend another species? Would you give up your child or even fight to the death? The video focuses on the work of three women, Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas. All three worked with different...
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Ancient Man in Asia

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders analyze and synthesize information about major historical developments by interpreting data, evaluation sources of information, identifying and comparing experiences and perspectives from multiple cultural perspectives.
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Introduction of Archaeology Concepts

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study the major concepts of archeology. In this archeology lesson, students listen to and discuss lectures on excavation, prehistory/history, and archaeological processes.
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History at Home: The Object Box

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine "artifacts". For this anthropology lesson, students analyze possible uses for objects such as washboards, hot water bottles, and old magazines. Students record and share their speculations with their classmates.
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Cultural Anthropology Study Using the Fundamentals of Geography and GPS

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students, in groups, operate the GPS unit, plotting each head stone with accompanying description. Two other students to log in data that corresponds to the given points. One student to note general observations
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History: An African American Cultural Celebration

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students prepare and organize a cultural celebration of African migration and immigration. Working in groups or individually, they research topics and present the information, including dance demonstrations, instrumental or vocal...
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Descendants on Ice

For Students 6th - 9th
In this animal worksheet, students use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast a prehistoric creature with an animal living today.
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The Magic School Bus Shows and Tells

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students learn along with Ms. Frizzle's class. In this Magic School Bus lesson plan, students explore how artifacts tell a story.
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Writing Exercise: The Neolithic Revolution

For Students 7th - 10th
Provide a format for your historians to explore the Neolithic Revolution using this writing exercise. Three display questions prompt scholars to reflect on how the revolution was a turning point in human history, its impact on gender...
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Margaret Mead: Anthropologist

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine the life, travels, and cultural experiences of Margaret Mead. They participate in group work and inquiry activities about the qualities that Margaret Mead possessed and the places she traveled to. They distinguish...