Please note that with regard to lesson
plans dealing with anthropology, archaeology, indigenous people, ancient
civilizations, history, etc, there may be some cross-over and blurring of lines
between the topics. For example, a lesson plan dealing with
archaeology is automatically dealing with an anthropological
subject. A lesson plan dealing with indigenous people is also
automatically dealing with anthropology and any of them may, or may not,
be dealing with history or ancient civilizations. While every
attempt will be made to keep the topic lines as 'clean' as possible, be
aware this may not always be possible.
Appropriate grade or age levels are
included with the lesson plans.
The number of lesson plans available online
for this topic is enormous. This site can not and does not index all
lesson resources relating to anthropology. That would be impossible, as sites appear and disappear with astonishing
rapidity and the number of sub-disciplines is also enormous. The following provides some idea of
what is available and will hopefully be a good starting point.
You will also find related materials under
other topic headings such as "archaeology," "aboriginal
lesson plan sites have a subscription fee or otherwise sell
their lesson plans (that is an additional feature of some of
the sites found here) all lesson plans and collections
of lesson plans listed here are free.
Anthropology Lesson Plans __ A good collection of
anthropology lesson plans. The lessons are in PDF format and cover mostly
archaeological and paleoanthropological subjects. - From Arizona State
Anthropology Tutorials __ Here are thirty tutorials for
topics in physical and cultural anthropology, flashcards and Web research
activities provided for each. - From palomar.edu -
Paleoanthropology, Evolution and Human Origins
__ You will find three lesson plans about the anthropology of human
evolution. Click on "learning center" then "lesson
plans" - From becominghuman.org - http://www.becominghuman.org/
Common Visions, Common Voices __ "The borders that separate and connect different cultures often come into sharpest relief when we focus on themes and motifs found in the literature or the visual arts of several lands. With the Internet, students can discover such points of intercultural contact for themselves, crossing borders that can lead them to a broader perspective on the common vision human cultures share."
You will find objectives, procedure and materials. - From National
Endowment for the Humanities - http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=285
Early Humans __ "Students describe what is
known through archaeological studies of the early physical and cultural
development of mankind from the Paleolithic Era to the agricultural
revolution,..." You will find goals and procedure. - From
Paradise Elementary School - http://ctap295.ctaponline.org/~crspeedy/index.html
Experience Rich Anthropology __ You will find A series
of teaching cases developed during a three-year project at the Centre for Social
Anthropology and Computing, University of Kent at Canterbury. - From
Lesson Plans | Museum of Man __ A collection of
anthropological lesson plans and other resources. Goals, procedure and
materials. Click on the title headings to access plans. - From
Methods of Collecting Lesson Plan __ "To have students become aware of anthropology and the methods of collecting information in order to make conclusions about people and culture as an archaeologist does."
- goals, methods and materials needed - From Wayne State University - http://ted.coe.wayne.edu/sse/lesson/clctn.htm
Triangles Are Not Bad!__ "We must teach people how to operate in a world that is
diverse and pluralistic. Schooling is not effective if it doesn't have a multicultural component. This is true now and will be even
more so in the future. By 2000 AD, 1 in 3 will be minorities. 80% of the labor force will be women and minorities. By 2010 AD,
1 in 2 will be minorities." - Objectives, materials and procedure.
- From Organization for Community Networks - http://tinyurl.com/99gf8
The World at the Fair | Anthropology - For Teachers __
Here are lesson plans and resources for secondary students of history to explore
experiences and identities through historical analysis of the 1893 World’s
Columbian Exposition. Goals, procedure and materials. - From