Last day of Anthropology is Elementary 2015
We did not have an official lesson for the last day. Instead, we had an overview of the semester and discussed key aspects of anthropology learned.
Thank you to the parents, faculty, and students at Arcadia Elementary. We had an amazing time.
This semester entailed weekly 45 minute sessions with rotating lesson plans that focused on a specific aspect of anthropology: cultural, linguistics, physical, and archaeology.
The program combined lecture based learning and lab setting activities to facilitate retention of material.
The semester was overseen by my professor and another PhD student, but individual lectures were designed and taught by myself (a graduate student enrolled in a class focusing on developing detailed lesson plans, plan creative academic exercises, and see plan to completion).
The program was designed to expand children’s worldview, therefore lessons were adapted to couple anthropological aspects of Alabama with international culture that the students likely have no prior knowledge of. This year we focused on West Africa.
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