Cultural Anthropology Teacher Resources
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Only Skin Deep
Students examine and compare notions of beauty in cultures around the world and explore the connection between what is deemed 'beautiful' and cultural history. They Develop a "Beauty Around the World" collage representing beauty practices from each continent; examine the historical, cultural, and economic contexts in which ideals of beauty are created.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 46 Downloads
The Exchange, Destruction and Reconstruction of Architectural Signs and Symbols in Mexico-Tenochtitlan: A History of Order and Power
Fifth graders use the internet to research the history of cultures throughout the world. In groups, they disucss the meaning of various symbols and view Tenochtitlan as a center of power and wealth. They use everyday materials to create a model of the city and share it with the class.
5th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
The Amazing Life and Strange Death of Captain Cook
View this presentation to take a look into the life and death of Captain James Cook. The video also includes an overview of imperialism, colonization of Australia and New Zealand, and the ritual structure of early Hawaiian culture.
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Weeping Camel: How Do Rituals Compare?
Students explore ancient rituals of the Mayans, Mongolians and people of Borneo and compare them with rituals that are performed today. They view and discuss a National Geographic video and two National Geographic articles then create a Venn diagram to compare ancient rituals to today's rituals.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
Humor and Anthropology/Ethnic Humor
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 comes to a fascinating conclusion that will have your students talking long after the lecture.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Exploring Human History
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 38 Downloads
Culture, Crisis and Population Explosion: A Deweyan Approach in the Classroom
Students read various arguments posed by John Dewey when it comes to population growth. In groups, they use magazine articles and the internet to find issues related to populations and complete experiments to identify the challenges associated with overpopulations.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 46 Downloads
Two Very Different Concepts of Time
Pupils explore the concept of cultural anthropology. In this culture studies activity, students consider the culture of Guinea as they read "The Meaning of Time" by Katherine Ross. Pupils also discuss the traits of monochronic and polychronic cultures
6th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 19 Downloads
WOMEN IN ANTHROPOLOGY
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 themselves and made significant contributions within the field of anthropology.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Native Americans and the Clash of Cultures: Then and Now
Students begin the lesson by identifying how and why the Native Americans came to North America. Using the internet, they examine how their culture spread throughout the continent and in groups they discuss the stereotypes between the Europeans and Native Americans.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 33 Views 77 Downloads
A Whale of Importance to the Arctic People
The bowhead whale of the Arctic region is of great importance to the people that live there. Your class will brainstorm all they know about this wonderful whale and create an informational video, which they will share with the children from the North Slope Borough school and vice versa.
1st - 6th Science 4 Views 15 Downloads
Exploring Arthurian Legend
Students investigate the evolution of the King Arthur stories and analyze them as a window into the culture that preserved them. They trace the legends through their earliest versions through medieval and Victorian times and into the present.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 42 Downloads