ERIC Number: ED403140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Anthropology. Teacher's Resource Packet.
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Museum of Natural History.
This document is a collection of materials developed for the Smithsonian Institution/George Washington University Anthropology for Teachers Program. The program was established to encourage junior and senior high school teachers to integrate anthropology into their social studies and science classes. The materials include several bibliographies: (1) "Anthropological Materials Available from the Smithsonian Institution"; (2) "Human Evolution," including Introduction to Paleoanthropology, Evolution of Brain Behavior, and Human Evolutionary Ecology and Archaeology; (3) "Primate Behavior," which also contains classroom activities; (4) "Growing Up in Non-Western Societies," which includes South America; (5) "North American Indians"; (6) "Periodicals of Anthropological Interest"; (7)"Introductory Readers"; and (8) "Films for Teaching Ethnicity." Articles on anthropological topics include: (1) "What's New in Human Evolution"; (2) "Modern Human Origins--What's New with What's Old"; (3) "Nacirema Initiation Ceremonies"; and (5) "Tales Bones Tell." Activity topics include: (1) "A Family Folklore Activity"; (2) "Exploring Historic Cemeteries"; (3) "Zoo Labs"; (4) "Mother-Infant Observation"; (5) "Reconstructing Babylonian Society from Hammurabi's Code of Law"; (6) "North American Myths and Legends"; (7) "Teaching Ethnographic Interviewing; and (8) "Archaeology in the Classroom (Comparative Garbage Exercise)." Other lists give names of organizations to join, fieldwork opportunities for teachers and students, and student field projects. (PVD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Museum of Natural History.
Identifiers: Natural History; Smithsonian Institution