Cultural Anthropology Teacher Resources

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An Introduction to Claude Levi-Strauss’s Structural Anthropology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Claude Levi-Strauss’s Structural Anthropology contends that distance and details separate world cultures—and not much else. High schoolers watch a short explanatory video to learn more about the theory of structuralism, the societial...
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Culture Connect: Experience the Culture of the World

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
A rich series of activities introduces learners to the concept of culture by closely examining the behaviors, practices, and art of three distinct peoples: the Highland Maya of Guatemala, the Hmong of China and Southeast Asia, and the...
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The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Got milk? Only two cultures have had it long enough to develop the tolerance of lactose as an adult. Learn how the responsible genes evolved along with the cultures that have been consuming milk. This rich film is supplied with a few...
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Got Lactase? The Co-Evolution of Genes and Culture

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Does the human body evolve as quickly as human culture? With a stellar 15-minute video, explore the trait of lactose intolerance. Only about 1/3 of human adults seem to still have the enzyme lactase and therefore, the ability to digest...
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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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An Introduction to Arjun Appadurai's Modernity at Large

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does St. Patrick's Day connect to cultural globalization? A video summary of Arjun Appadurai's Modernity at Large, part of the a larger playlist, discusses how new cultures have been created around the globe. Through graphics and...
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Music and the American Identity/American Culture

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Does music unite or divide Americans? How does music reflect and influence American culture? After journaling an initial response to these central questions, groups examine primary source documents, listen and respond to a wide range of...
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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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The Value of Ancient Traditions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine having to give up cell phones, computers, and TV? What would be lost? What gained? An examination of the Drokpa, a nomadic people who live in the grasslands of Tibet, provides class members an opportunity to consider how access...
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Climate and Cultures of Africa

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars gain an understanding of the relationship between climate and culture in the sub- Saharan Africa. Students will complete short exercises pertaining to the various cultures of Africa and the climate in which they live....
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Culture Everywhere

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Pupils study their culture while filling in a chart that shows how culture meets basic human needs. They examine the role of archaeologists in studying people from past cultures.
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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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Comparing Modern and Ancient Ideas of Ethnicity and Identity

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Explore ethnicity and identity with a research and writing assignment. Class members conduct online research, looking in particular at images and carefully noting down their sources on notecards. They read about identity and compose...
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Cultures for Elementary Students

For Teachers K - 4th
Students research one or more cultures. They determine what aspects of the culture to research based on their interests. They develop a research proposal and share it with the class.
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Comparing Cultures

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the nature of culture, and compare/contrast various cultures and their artifacts and ceremonies. They develop a class list of artifacts, complete a worksheet, and create a poster or diorama describing an object that is...
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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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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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Breathing New Life into Old Traditions

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners investigate the role of ceremonies and other traditions of Native American cultures. They research various Native American nations and create posters that visually depict their research.
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African Art: Ntan Drum

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students study African history, anthropology and culture using the lens of the art object, Ntan Drum. Lesson and instruction is differentiated for elementary, middle and high school students.
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Ancient Egypt: Stories and Myths

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine stories and myths about ancient Egypt through time. They investigate ancient Egyptian culture and belief systems, including the influences of geography on the beliefs and customs of the time.
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Sa Hi Pa Ca (Once Upon a Time): Lesson Plan 2

For Teachers 4th Standards
What tools do archaeologists and anthropologist use to learned about what life was like in the past. After watching West of The West's documentary Once Upon a Time that details how scientists use artifacts to establish a history of the...
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A Brief History of Cannibalism

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
A short video traces the practice of cannibalism through history and across cultures. Viewers may be shocked to learn the extend to which it is practiced today, even in the United States.
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"Their Eyes Were Watching God": Folk Speech and Figurative Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Using or considering using Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God? Then this packet is a must for your curriculum library. The examination of how Hurston combines folklore and folk language to create the voice of her...
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India: Where Remarkable Differences Are Ordinary

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students research India and Indian culture. In this Indian research lesson plan, students research and report on the lives of Indian children. The report will be in the form of a mock interview between a journalist and an Indian child....