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University of North Carolina

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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American Museum of Natural History

What is Anthropology

For Students 6th - 12th
A colorful resource introduces learners to the four major fields of anthropology: cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, biological anthropology, and archaeology. Explanations are provided for what each field studies, the kinds...
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American Museum of Natural History

Being An Anthropologist: Laurel Kendall

For Students 6th - 12th
Imagine studying Korean culture, especially the role of women, as well as marriage and religious rituals from home! Anthropologist Laurel Kendall shares what she has learned from her many trips to this fascinating country half a world away.
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Break the Code: Anthropology Terms

For Students 5th - 7th
Spice up your study of basic anthropology terms using this decoding worksheet. Using a provided code, learners answer 10 fill-in-the-blank questions. Because the code is very simple, more advanced pupils may enjoy the challenge of...
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Humor and Anthropology/Ethnic Humor

For Teachers Higher Ed
By posing controversial questions about racially charged words and jokes, this presentation explores the function and use of ethnic humor. Sure to inspire debates and discussions in your sociology or anthropology class, the slideshow...
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Anthropology Exam 1

For Students 11th - 12th
In this word search worksheet, students locate 20 vocabulary words related to physical anthropology. The word list includes allele, amino acids, and taxonomy.
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Adventures in Archaeology

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Expose your archaeologists to a variety of vocabulary words that deal with people who work in the fields of archeology, anthropology, and paleontology. Pictures accompany each of the slides so there is a visual associated with each...
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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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Anthropology and Sociology

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils 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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WOMEN IN ANTHROPOLOGY

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore women (or men if they are underrepresented) who are leaders and achievers in the particular core content curriculum area.  In this Anthropology lesson, 12th graders study the women who have distinguished...
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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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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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CK-12 Foundation

Radiocarbon Dating

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do we know how long ago a dinosaur lived or an ancient fire pit was used? Scholars learn about the application of carbon dating and half lives to discover things about the past. They adjust the amount of radioactive carbon in the...
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Interactive
American Museum of Natural History

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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Archaeological Study

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students analyze the difference between archaeology and anthropology while studying the evolution of different products. In this archaeology and anthropology lesson, students trace the progression of a certain tool or product and come up...
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Breathing New Life into Old Traditions

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students 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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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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Lost Treasures of Tibet: Mandalas

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students examine the history of mandalas from Tibet. After reviewing the Designing a Mandala handout, they use geometric symmetrical shapes to create their own examples. Next, they write poems or essays and explain the meaning of the...
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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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Two Very Different Concepts of Time

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the concept of cultural anthropology. In this culture studies instructional activity, students consider the culture of Guinea as they read "The Meaning of Time" by Katherine Ross. Students also discuss the traits of...
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The Short Answer

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the discovery of the Flores man. In this anthropology lesson plan, students discover details about the Flores man and the work of anthropologists. Students are challenged to create their own stories that explain Flores man.
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Interactive
American Museum of Natural History

What's This?: Early Humans

For Students 6th - 12th
Early humans crafted shelters out of whatever materials they could find. A one-question quiz asks learners to identify the type of bones used to construct the hut pictured in a display.
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American Museum of Natural History

The Ancient City of Petra

For Students 6th - 12th
Anyone who has seen Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade will recognize the entrance to the Nabataean city of Petra. Young archaeologists don't need horses or camels to travel through the Sig and tour this fascinating city, however. With...
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American Museum of Natural History

Make Your Own Paper

For Students 6th - 12th
Paper, paper everywhere. Paper is so prolific that few think about where the idea for it originated and how it is made. Introduce young readers to the paper-making process with an activity that lets them create their own.

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