Claude Levi-Strauss’s Structural Anthropology contends that distance and details separate world cultures—and not much else. High schoolers watch a short explanatory video to learn more about the theory of structuralism, the societial pursuit of reconciling binary opposites, and the commonalities of basic human needs in every culture.
- Flip the classroom by assigning the video as a homework assignment and discussing the main points in class the next day
- Use the video as a basic introduction to an anthropology unit when discussing commonalities across culture
- Include Levi-Strauss's text as a source in a larger anthropology project
- Access the full video analysis at the publisher's website
- Use full-screen mode to avoid showing the comment section of the video
- Employs an understandable analogy of two different toy factories to describe multiple cultures
- Animation is engaging for all reading levels