Cultural Anthropology Teacher Resources

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Cache

For Students 4th - 12th
The excavation of a cache of artifacts found on San Nicolas Island, a part of the Channel Island chain, is the focus of a documentary that shows how archaeologists uncover artifacts and use these finds to attempt to understand the past....
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Uncovering the Past and Present

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers are introduced to the topics of archaeology and anthropology. In groups, they examine the methods they use to gather information about the history of certain groups. They analyze artifacts to draw conclusions about the...
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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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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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Classic Columns

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders present a PowerPoint presentation on Greek columns. They realize that Greek culture is centered around religion. Students create a model of one of the columns. Also they find examples of Greek architecture in major Greek...
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Relative Dating In Archeology

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students generate a time line, interpreting the ways in which past peoples may have used the artifacts at their disposal. Students also develop a poster showing a theoretical stratigraphic deposit, and then analyze the cultural materials...
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Using Artifacts for Clues About Identity

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Learn about the ancient Near East through a close examination of ancient artifacts. Lead your class into analysis by first observing an artifact as a class. Pupils can then work in pairs to analyze the other artifacts and compile a list...
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Then and Now

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The devastating changes happening to the Native American inhabitants of an island off the coast of Louisiana are the topic of an informational lesson. After scholars break into groups to explore particular topics, they come back together...
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In Celebration of the Silk Road

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore the ancient trade routes of the Silk Road with a focus on a province in China to identify artifacts and research how these items arrived in the city of Turpan.
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WOMEN'S AND MEN'S ROLES IN DIFFERENT CULTURES

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students examine careers that are not traditional to their gender.
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Sacred Art

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view a PowerPoint about Tibetan monks to help them explain the culture's world views, myths and religious beliefs. They investigate Navajo sand paintings and compare how they are similar to the Tibetan monks' artwork.
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Studying Community Festivals

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine culture through observations at a festival. They gather observations during their field study using tools including a notebook, tape recorder, and camera.
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Random Strategies in Archaeology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students critically evaluate cultures according to their artifacts. In this Random Strategies in Archaeology lesson, Students interpret evidence in order to better understand ancient societies. Students watch films that affect their...
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A Whale of Importance to the Arctic People

For Teachers 1st - 6th
The bowhead whale of the Arctic region is of great importance to the people that live there. Your class will brainstorm all they know about this wonderful whale and create an informational video, which they will share with the children...
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Shadows of North Carolina's Past

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students construct a timeline of four major culture periods in Native American history from studying archaeological evidence cards.
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The Arts of Africa, Asia and the Middle East: An Exploration of Art, Music and Film

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students examine the arts of the Middle East, Asia and Africa. After viewing films, they discuss the views of the various characters and identify the differences in the cultures presented. They also use the internet to evaluate various...
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Relative Dating in Archaeology

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Young scholars create a timeline that explains how ancient cultures used artifacts. In this Relative Dating in Archaeology lesson, students examine artifacts and draw conclusions about their origins. Then young scholars analyze...
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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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Women in Anthropology

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders identify women who have excelled in anthropology. They present their findings which are compiled with other students' research to produce a list of women anthropologists.
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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...
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Anthropology and Sociology

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners examine the combined subjects of anthropology and sociology and explain how the disciplines would study the same issue. On poster board, they locate or draw pictures related to the two subjects. Once this is completed, students...
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Exploring Human History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars 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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African Americans during the Great Depression

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students 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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War and Human Nature: Crash Course World History 204

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is aggression part of human nature? What about warfare? Crash Course World History takes high schoolers through the anthropological perspective of war, as well as the philosophical and biological points of view, and explores whether or...