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Anthropology

For Students 9th - 12th
Anthropologists ask the question that everyone wants answered: what does it mean to be human? An online handout provides a brief introduction to the study of anthropology and outlines three common types of anthropology writing...
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Anthropology Exam 1

For Students 11th - 12th
In this word search worksheet, students locate 20 vocabulary words related to physical anthropology. The word list includes allele, amino acids, and taxonomy.
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Human Evolution: Biology, Bones

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Learners will love a weeks worth of bone study. They use bones and characteristics of bones to explore the evolution of hominoids. Bones are compared, categorized, and considered. A great way to bring physical anthropology and material...
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Digging for Humanity's Origins

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
"Is this a good evolutionary adaptation, or is it going to lead us to being the shortest lived hominid species on planet earth?" Listen as Kenyan paleontologist Louise Leakey discusses our evolution from common ancestry and her work in...
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Radiocarbon Dating

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do we know how long ago a dinosaur lived or an ancient fire pit was used? Scholars learn about the application of carbon dating and half lives to discover things about the past. They adjust the amount of radioactive carbon in the...
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WOMEN IN ANTHROPOLOGY

For Teachers 12th
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 instructional activity, 12th graders study the women who have...
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Women in Anthropology

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders identify women who have excelled in anthropology. They present their findings which are compiled with other students' research to produce a list of women anthropologists.
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Exploring Human History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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.
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 5 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Part five of the 13-part series begins with a refutable argument stating that genetically, the ancient people of Australia were populated by the first African ancestors. Spencer Wells travels to India to find the link that bridges...
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An Introduction to Arjun Appadurai's Modernity at Large

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does St. Patrick's Day connect to cultural globalization? A video summary of Arjun Appadurai's Modernity at Large, part of the a larger playlist, discusses how new cultures have been created around the globe. Through graphics and...
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Archaeological Study

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students analyze the difference between archaeology and anthropology while studying the evolution of different products. In this archaeology and anthropology lesson, students trace the progression of a certain tool or product and come up...
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Human Origins in Africa

For Students 6th - 8th
In this world anthropology worksheet, students describe physical traits and achievements of 5 hominid species and compare the Old Stone Age to the New Stone Age. In addition, students explain the work of anthropologists, archaeologists,...
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International Institute of Archaeology an Anthropology

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars research early humans and their cultures. They conduct Internet research, discuss their findings with their group, evaluate the information provided by artifacts, and create a report to present to a simulated archaeology...
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Anthropology: One Foot Two Foot...

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students navigate an obstacle course through the school on which they must walk and crawl on hands and knees. They distinguish characteristics of humans and animals.
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Under the Spell of Spiders

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students examine spiders. In these spider lessons, students will view spider images and live spiders to determine physical characteristics, habits, and habitats. Students will examine fantasy and folklore about spiders to create and...
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Mother-Infant Observation

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students observe a mother and infant playing for ten minutes. In this mother-infant observation lesson plan, students evaluate the infant's activity according to physical characteristics, locomotion, communication, and patterns of...
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Ancient Man in Asia

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders analyze and synthesize information about major historical developments by interpreting data, evaluation sources of information, identifying and comparing experiences and perspectives from multiple cultural perspectives.
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Exploring Historic Cemeteries

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore how artifacts vary at different times and in different places. They examine gravestones, observe both the individual markers and the larger context or setting of the graves.
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Ancient Cultures

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students develop archeological skills in order to explain how scientists determine what ancient cultures were like. They develop an appreciation of the work that is involved in finding out about our past.
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Where Do Teeth Come From?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Surprisingly, dinosaur teeth and human teeth have a lot in common. Scholars discover how teeth form during embryonic development. They then compare fossil evidence of the similarities of teeth of ancient species.
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Relative Dating in Archaeology

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students create a timeline that explains how ancient cultures used artifacts. In this Relative Dating in Archaeology lesson plan, students examine artifacts and draw conclusions about their origins. Then students analyze antiquated...
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Comparing Chimp mtDNA to Learn about Races

For Teachers All
In this computer-based lesson, students will measure genetic diversity within and between three subspecies of chimpanzees in order to gain a better understanding of genetic distinctiveness and explore race as a genetic concept.
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Comparing mtDNA Sequences to Learn about Human Variation

For Teachers All
This computer-based instructional activity will enable students to test their notions of "racial" similarity and difference by comparing mtDNA sequences as the students do in the first episode of RACE - The Power of an Illusion.
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Urban Ecosystems 5: In Defense Of Cities

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explain that while cities have unattractive features, the density of human life enables energy efficiency, mass transit, recycling, and other benefits which are difficult or impossible in rural areas. This is the fifth in an...