Parents Night and the Final Day at Arcadia

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. Click to see details Click to see details Click to see details Click to see details Click to see details Click to … Continue reading “Parents Night and the Final Day at Arcadia”

Body Adornment at Arcadia

Week 9: Body Adornment Lecture Body Adornment is “Decorating your body to show your social status, to express your individuality, as a rite of passage, or to chow your membership to a group like a clan or community.” There are many different forms of body adornment. Body adornment is what you wear or how you … Continue reading “Body Adornment at Arcadia”

Food at Arcadia

Week 8: Food Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. Cuisine is about the style of cooking the food. There are two distinct categories that all foods fit into – junk (or processed) foods and healthy foods. Processed foods are foods that are prepared in mass numbers at factories to … Continue reading “Food at Arcadia”

Museums at Arcadia

Week 7: Museums Lecture A museum is an institution that cares for a collection of artifacts and artistic, cultural, historical, or scientifically important items. They make these items available for public viewing through exhibits. Some of the most attended museums include the Louvre in Paris, the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., the … Continue reading “Museums at Arcadia”

Anthropology and Museums – TMSE

By Megan Crawford This week at Tuscaloosa Magnet School Elementary, I taught the kids a lesson on museums. My main goal was to emphasize the role that museums play in relation to anthropology, particularly, the preservation of artifacts and their ability to be displayed for public consumption. We began with a brief review of last … Continue reading “Anthropology and Museums – TMSE”

Primates at Arcadia

  Week 5: Primates Lecture Primates are any member of the group of animals that includes human beings, apes, and monkeys. Apes are closely related to monkeys and humans, they are covered in hair and have no tail or a very short tail. Monkeys are smaller, with tails. Some are prehensile and some are not. … Continue reading “Primates at Arcadia”

Archaeology at Arcadia

Week 3: Archaeology Lecture Archaeology is the branch of anthropology that studies humans who lived in the past through their material remains. They dig for human bones and material culture. (Students were very disappointed to find out archaeologists do NOT dig for dinosaurs.) Artifacts are anything made or changed by humans. By studying artifacts, we can reconstruct … Continue reading “Archaeology at Arcadia”

Culture and Clans – TMSE

WEEK 1: Cultures and Clans By Annakate Faulk Last week we started our outreach program at the Tuscaloosa Magnet School. This semester I and fellow UA students are working with an awesome group of third grade students whom we will be teaching about the anthropology of West Africa. Our first day went great! We were … Continue reading “Culture and Clans – TMSE”

Ethnography at Arcadia

Week 2: Ethnography Lecture Ethnography is the way that anthropologists study and teach others about cultures. Anthropologists learn about cultures by engaging different groups of people, asking questions, writing down their answers, and then thinking about the best way to understand behavior. Cultural anthropologists use an emic perspective when studying another group, meaning they describe a particular culture … Continue reading “Ethnography at Arcadia”