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”

Primates – TMSE

By┬áMolly Jaworski This week at the Tuscaloosa Magnet School we discussed Primates. We started the class reviewing key concepts from our previous lectures. I asked the class a series of 4 questions to test their knowledge on what we have learned up until this point. What are the four subfields of Anthropology? What is ethnography? … Continue reading “Primates – TMSE”

Primates and Diet

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 5: Primates and Diet Topic: Primate Diet One of … Continue reading “Primates and Diet”

Primate Food and Communication

Speaking of communication (pun intended–get it?), we wanted to share with the kids how our closest living non-human relatives communicate. How is human communication and symbolic behavior similar or different than other primates? We started by talking about some of the basic similarities and differences between us and other primates (video of primate skulls). For … Continue reading “Primate Food and Communication”