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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 assignments. Pupils read the handout or peruse the website, which is a great reference for prospective college students or those interested in taking anthropology courses.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Ask learners to complete one of the sample assignments and share results with classmates
  • Have scholars engage in an ethnographic project, researching and presenting on a group of people
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires either computer and Internet access or a printed copy of the handout
  • Reputable source of information about anthropology
  • Contains sample assignments for each type of writing discussed
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