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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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Cultural Diversity

For Teachers Higher Ed
Introducing the topic of cultural diversity and the social issues surrounding it, this presentation will get your students thinking about stereotypes involving race, gender, and sexual orientation. Affirmative action and positive and...
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Who Owns The Past?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Pupils research the validity and legality of ownership. Through the use of primary sources, web based and print media research, students become familiar with and evaluate the varying viewpoints regarding the...
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Ethical Dilemmas

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Students analyze anthropological case studies. In this specific Ethical Dilemmas lesson plan, students make ethical judgments based on the case study analysis. Students work cooperatively in small groups to reach their conclusions.
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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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University of  Wisconsin

Teaching Things Fall Apart in Wisconsin: A Resource Guide for Educators

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
“There is no story that is not true, . . .” And uncovering the truths in Things Fall Apart is the focus of a 68-page resource packet designed to provide instructors with a wealth of materials that enhance understanding of Chinua Achebe’s...
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University of North Carolina

Religious Studies

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between religion and religious studies? Readers find out after reading an online handout. It outlines common assignments in religious studies classes, such as critically evaluating religious texts and writing...
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Anthropological Association

Race: Teacher Guide: Race

For Teachers 6th - 8th
How has the concept of race changed over time? Explore the genetic, cultural, and social aspects of race through a series of impactful activities. Scholars discover how race is influenced by inherited traits, examine census records to...
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Stone Tools of Texas Indians

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Provide background information regarding the use of stone tools from the paleoindian through the late prehistoric periods. Learners can read this informational passage to gain insight on how and why we study these amazing artifacts from...
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Egyptian Relic: Ceramics Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Egyptian artwork is inspiring in so many ways. Learners discover the world of Egyptian relics as they make a ceramic version of their own. Multiple resource links and full instructions make this a fun and easy-to-incorporate art project...
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"Lawd! Lawd! Lawd!"

For Teachers 7th - 10th
From British accents to Texan drawls, a character's dialect can be an important part of the reading experience. A Six-Trait writing activity guides learners through the analysis of a character's dialect (Daniel Keyes's Flowers for...
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Statistics Education Web

Saga of Survival (Using Data about Donner Party to Illustrate Descriptive Statistics)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What did gender have to do with the survival rates of the Donner Party? Using comparative box plots, classes compare the ages of the survivors and nonsurvivors. Using the same method, individuals make conclusions about the gender and...
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Channel Islands Film

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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Prestwick House

Our Town

For Students 9th - 12th
A crossword puzzle asks readers of Thornton Wilder's play, Our Town, to recall events and characters in the 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama.
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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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Media Analysis--Culture and Gender Roles

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders participate in class discussion about culture and how it influences our lives then complete an analysis of advertisements from popular magazines to derive what effects they have on our culture. They use analysis of adds to...
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Going the Way the Wind Blows

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the cause and effect relationship between geography and ancient civilizations. After reading an article, they determine how new findings can help scientists examine the migration patterns of these civilizations. Using...
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Spirit of Islam

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners discuss preconceptions about cultural, ethnic, and religious groups and how those preconceptions result in stereotyping. They investigate how to overcome stereotypes about Muslims.
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GENDER BIAS IN LANGUAGE

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students explore how to make their language gender neutral.
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The Social Sciences

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students search for examples of social science in and around their school. They create a Social Science scrapbook of the eight social sciences, that includes news articles and summaries that focus on each social science area.
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Gender Bias in Language

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders study the issues between male and females.  In this current events lesson, 12th graders read an article and answer questions.  Students watch a video and write an essay. 
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Prehistory: Our Ancestors Emerge

For Students 8th - 12th
In this prehsitory instructional activity, students read a 3-page article about antropological finds and then respond to 2 short answer questions based on the article.
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Splitting the Atom

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers use the Internet to research the history of the splitting of the atom. They use that research to prepare a presentation on an aspect of that topic. A map is generated to record findings and results.

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