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Peace Corps

Culture is Like an Iceberg

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What influences the way you dress, or celebrate holidays, or connect with your friends? Explore the cultural traits that are not easily seen with an engaging discussion. Using the model of an iceberg, learners place features of culture...
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Brown University

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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Curated OER

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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Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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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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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Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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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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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Curated OER

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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Curated OER

Cultures for Elementary Students

For Teachers K - 4th
Young scholars 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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Curated OER

Culture Everywhere

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students 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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Curated OER

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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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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Global Oneness Project

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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Curated OER

Climate and Cultures of Africa

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners 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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Library of Congress

The Harlem Renaissance

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Harlem Renaissance brought forth many American art forms including jazz, and the writings of Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes. Using a carefully curated set of documents from the Library of Congress, pupils see the cultural...
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Curated OER

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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University of Chicago

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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Curated OER

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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Curated OER

Art to Zoo: Celebration

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Young scholars research and develop a report on birthday rituals around the world. In this research lesson plan, students compare birthday rituals from other cultures to their own. Images and resources are included.
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Curated OER

JAPAN, IMAGES A PEOPLE

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students interpret Japanese and American paintings; evaluate paintings as sources of cultural and historical information
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Curated OER

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....
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National Australia Day Council

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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Curated OER

Artifacts

For Teachers K - 4th
Students examine different artifacts and determine the difference between personal and cultural objects. They collect items from their home of cultural importance as well. They identify all they can from artifacts they are given to analyze.
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Curated OER

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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