Cultural Anthropology Teacher Resources
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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
Exploring Arthurian Legend
Learners 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
Break the Code: Anthropology Terms
Spice up your study of basic anthropology terms using this decoding worksheet. Using a provided code, learners answer 10 fill-in-the-blank questions. Because the code is very simple, more advanced pupils may enjoy the challenge of figuring it out without the code provided.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
Guess My Race
What race are you? Players are asked to guess how people from all over Boston and Los Angeles answered this question. Producers of the tool claim the game is designed to “shed light on the complexity of race as a cultural and historical construction.
7th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Escape to Freedom
Fifth graders study the Underground Railroad. In this history of slavery activity, 5th graders investigate how slaves communicated. Students read books, sing songs, and view maps of slave routes. Students make a word search using words from the books they read.
5th Visual & Performing Arts
Folktales (African American, Chinese, Japanese and Korean)
Students participate in a variety of activities that are concerned with comparing different cultures through the literary genre of folktales. The stories are used to stimulate student interest and provide a context for how a society lived at particular different times and places.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
The First Artists
Seventh graders study cave art and to learn about the importance of human expression in history. In this art history instructional activity, 7th graders study the characteristics of cave art and what the art reflected of the culture and time it came from.
7th Visual & Performing Arts
Home Away From Home
Students compare and contrast their family with the familes of other students in their class. They complete a comparison of the various ways in which their culture is different from another students. Drawing on this experience, they research a culture they would like to know more about, writing a brief report to summarize their research.
5th - 12th English Language Arts
Zora Hurston Teacher's Guide
Students explore American culture by reading classic literature in class. In this African-American history lesson, students read the story Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree while identifying the work and contributions of the real life Zora Neale Hurston.
1st - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
India: Where Remarkable Differences Are Ordinary
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. Background information on India is provided.
1st - 6th Social Studies & History
The Neolithic Revolution
With the abundance of food products we can easily access in our society today, it is easy to forget the toll this can take on our global environment. Young learners will discover how the transition to agriculture and domesticated living from nomadic hunter-gatherer societies would also come to mean intensive exploitation of land.
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Native American Cultures
Students study Native American cultures from their home state in this series of lessons by accessing online texts, and field reports. After completing graphic organizers and reading, they participate in comprehension discussions. Using information from their research they design a presentation or write an informational essay.
3rd - 10th Social Studies & History
History: An African American Cultural Celebration
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 examples, or story-telling.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Using Artifacts for Clues About Identity
Learn about the ancient Near East through a close examination of ancient artifacts. Lead your class into analysis by first observing an artifact as a class. Pupils can then work in pairs to analyze the other artifacts and compile a list of distinguishing features.
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Land and People Before Columbus
The major pre-Columbian settlements are studied in this excellente social studies lesson. Fifth graders explain how geography and climate influenced the way various nations lived and adjusted to the environment, and focus on eight essential questions which cover migration, cultural, religius, agricultural, and social practices of the settlements.
5th English Language Arts