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”

Landscapes at Arcadia

Week 4: Landscapes Lecture Cultural landscapes are created by people’s interaction with the world around them. These landscapes provide a sense of place and identity, they map our relationship with the land over time, and they are part of our national heritage and each of our lives. West Africa has many important landscapes. For example, Sukur is … Continue reading “Landscapes 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”

Becoming Ethnographers

Hello everybody, The next several posts will include the lesson plans we used for the UA partnership with the Tuscaloosa Magnet School. This semester the classes were taught by Taylor Burbach, Meghan Steel, and Erica Schumann, with the direction of graduate student Greg Batchelder. Enjoy! Week 2: Cultural Anthropology and Ethnography Activity: Becoming Ethnographers Discussion: … Continue reading “Becoming Ethnographers”

Museum Anthropology

As we told the kids today, anthropology is like a great pair of glasses for seeing things about the world that are otherwise fuzzy. Today our intrepid anthropologists climbed out of their midden piles (that’s trash heap for you folks in the audience) to help clarify what they’re doing there in the first place. They … Continue reading “Museum Anthropology”