Cultural Anthropology Teacher Resources
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Exploring Arthurian Legend
High schoolers 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 5 Views 40 Downloads
Monster and Myths: Scripts
Young scholars explore characteristics of the myth genre. In this myth lesson, students become familiar with various myths and the cultures they were derived from. Young scholars compare in a graphic organizer. Students write original myths and dramatize them.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills 19 Views 21 Downloads
MAKE YOUR OWN BOOK OF THE DEAD
Learners study the Book of the Dead and its importance to Ancient Egyptian culture, identify with ancient Egyptians through reading about their culture and religion, and use scroll-shaped paper and colored pencils to create their own Book of the Dead.
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 128 Downloads
Understanding Ethnic Labels and Puerto Rican Identity
Middle schoolers brainstorm a list of stereotypes associated with the Hispanic or Latin culture. In groups, they use the internet to research issues of importance to the Puerto Rican community. They focus on the cultures that speak Spanish and how ethnicity applies to various groups within the United States.
6th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 16 Downloads
The Land and People Before Columbus
The major pre-Columbian settlements are studied in this excellente social studies instructional activity. 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 Language Arts 36 Views 213 Downloads
Intoxication: In the Arms of Morpheus
A comprehensive lesson that takes a look at psychoactive plants with this one focusing on the opium poppy. Information about the history, culture, use, source and effects are discussed. There are weblinks to reliable sources about drugs and their effects.
9th - 12th Health 3 Views 3 Downloads
The Importance of Music in the Life of the Aztec People
Students comprehend that societies are diverse and have changed over time. They relate music to various historical and cultural traditions. They investigate the various reasons-celebrations, rituals, and cermonies-for which the Aztecs used music.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 4 Views 37 Downloads
Lesson: Jeremy Deller: Conversing about Conflict
Bridge cultural awareness, community, government, and art with an introspective and thought-provoking lesson. Upper graders become globally and socially aware as they analyze and explore the art of Jeremy Deller. They consider his images of Iraq, specifically those images portraying community hubs.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Marco Polo Takes A Trip
Young scholars identify Marco Polo and discuss why he took his trip, indicate on map routes Marco Polo took to China and back, describe challenges of traveling along Silk Road, list several interesting aspects of 13th Century Chinese culture, and create large mural/timeline of Marco Polo's life and adventures.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads
Anthropologists: Puzzlers of Past Peoples
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.
6th Social Studies & History 19 Views 72 Downloads
Fables and Trickster Tales Around the World
Learners analyze fables and trickster tales from various cultural traditions. In this fable analysis instructional activity, students identify the elements of fables and trickster stories. Learners read Aesop's fables and Ananse spider stories.
4th - 6th Language Arts 15 Views 58 Downloads
Folklore in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God
Students define folklore, folk groups, tradition, and oral narrative, identify traditional elements in Their Eyes Were Watching God, and analyze and explain the role of traditional folkways and folk speech in the overall literary impact of the novel.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 25 Downloads
Sixth graders present a PowerPoint presentation on Greek columns. They realize that Greek culture is centered around religion. Students create a model of one of the columns. Also they find examples of Greek architecture in major Greek cities, and find examples of Greek influence in American artchitecture.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
A Taste of the Caribbean
Students are introduced to the foods and traditions of the Caribbean. In groups, they brainstorm their own definition of culture and review the physical and political geography of the Caribbean. They spend time sampling different foods from the area and read excerpts of oral histories and discuss as a class.
10th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 38 Downloads