ERIC Number: ED179451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Anthropology in the Pre-Collegiate Curriculum.
Collier, Malcolm; Dethlefsen, Edwin S.
Anthropology and Education, v27 n1 p11-16 Spr 1968
The paper suggests steps for developing an anthropology curriculum at the secondary level and offers an excerpt from an experimental teacher's guide. The development involves four steps: selection of the most significant topics from the rich mass of anthropological information, identification of the relevance of each topic to the high school student's experience, isolation of the essential aspects of each topic, and the development of methods for helping students understand the data and concepts used in anthropology. The experimental unit, "Study of Early Man," examines race formation and classification. During the four-day unit students construct a chart of the physical traits of the major races, measure the frequency and range of height or skin shade of their classmates and draw conclusions about variance within a race, and study mating practices by examining matrimonial advertisements in the Bombay Times. The unit should make the student aware of the confusion of criteria in the conventional classification of peoples into racial groups. (KC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Anthropology Curriculum Study Project