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Sixth graders examine the role of anthropologists. In groups, they compare and contrast two different groups of civilizations. Using primary source documents, they discover how various cultures and ideas spread throughout the world. As a class, they also discuss how new research can change history.
Sixth graders discuss the work of anthropologists in discovering ancient finds of fossils, ancient pottery, or dinosaur bones. They look at fossil casts and track current news about anthropology. They write a letter to an anthropologist asking questions about the career, research, or about an article they read. They complete the project worksheet.
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 the traits of cultural acceptance she exhibited.