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Anthropology Teaching Activities: Exploring Historic Cemeteries

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Student activity shows how anthropologists use gravestones as cultural artifacts which show variations in time and place that reflect changes in culture. Students will visit a cemetery and explore the gravestones.

Anthropology Teaching Activities: Ethical Dilemmas

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Group discussion activity intended to introduce or conclude a unit on social change, culture conflict, technology, or anthropological theory and method. Includes case studies for students to discuss and references for further reading.

Anthropology Teaching Activities: Church Ethnographies

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Activity encourages students to examine religious institutions as the total integration of culture that is valuable to anthropologists. Students do participant observation and write an ethnography.

Anthropology Teaching Activities: Beanbag Population Genetics

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Two teaching activities which use beans to experimentally show concepts of genetic drift and natural selection. Includes a glossary of terms.

Anthropology Teaching Activities: Archeology in the Classroom

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Two student activities explore the relationship between material remains and activities in different areas. Students look at trash from around the school or objects hidden in a sandbox to simulate how archaeologists learn about a people from the objects they leave behind.

Anthropology Teacher Resources

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A list of free teacher resources put out by the NMNH Department of Anthropology. Includes issues of Anthronotes (publication for educators), leaflets, bibliographies, and teacher packets on a variety of topics within anthropology.

Anthropology Explored: Teacher's Guide

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This teacher's guide accompanies Anthropology Explored, a collection of 36 essays written in an easy-to-read style by some of the world's leading anthropologists. The chapters trace the emergence of humans, discuss early settlements, and explore the diversity of past and present cultures. Includes chapter summaries, discussion questions, essay questions, and a glossary.

Anthro Notes

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Book for educators covering topics in physical anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and cultural anthropology. Contains articles on recent anthropological research, suggestions for practical teaching activities, and reviews of new teacher resources. Includes a teacher's guide.

Antarctic Invertebrates

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This interactive site is devoted to the United States Antarctic Program, which has a collection of nearly 19 million specimens of marine invertebrates. Students can find specimen maps maps and high-resolution images of species and perform a bibliography-and-taxonomy search.

Answering the Call 1917-1945

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Section of the online exhibit On the Water: Stories from Maritime America focused on the importance of the huge U.S. merchant fleet that supported soldiers fighting overseas in both world wars. Learn about the men and women who built the ships and risked their lives sailing them while playing a vital and unheralded role in the American war effort.

Another Side of Paradise

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Teacher-created lesson in which students use the design process to create a sequel to the novel "This Side of Paradise" by Stephen Layne.

Annotating Change in Satellite Images

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Lesson plan where students observe and analyze land use change over time, using before and after satellite images to create an animated view. Identifying, outlining, and marking areas of change in the images results in a color-coded map that shows the location and geographical extent of change. This technique can be used with deforestation, urbanization, changes in the shoreline, and flooding.

Animation Flip Books

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Lesson introducing students to basic elements of animation. While learning about the role of design in entertainment from classic cartoons, students create a 'bouncing ball' flip book to demonstrate knowledge of sequential motion.

Animated Music Video for "Ich a Mazeldicker Yid" by The Brothers Nazaroff

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This animation by Ben Katchor gives a preview of The Brothers Nazaroff's raucous reinterpretation of one of The Happy Prince's songs.

Animals in Song -- Elizabeth Mitchell: Animal Songs for Children

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Lesson plan designed to teach music skills (singing, time-keeping, creative writing) through stories and movement games about animals.

Animals Up!

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Lesson plan builds on 'Pencils Up!' activity. Young students tackle a design challenge: they must build a platform or structure to hold up a plastic toy animal. A good activity to teach young students about gravity and a few new design related vocabulary words.

AnimalCams

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Cam site where you can see what the National Zoo's animals are up to�_�right at this moment. Animals on view are pandas, cheetahs, spotted leopard cubs, fishing cats, small-clawed otters, gharials, golden lion tamarins, gorillas, kiwis, mole rats, orangutans, sloth bears, lions, tigers, octopi, ferrets, and flamingos.

Animal Tracks: What Do They Reveal?

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Lesson where students do the work of biologists by investigating wildlife through tracks. They collect data, classify animals according to their 'consumer category,' create presence/absence species lists, and interpret habitat requirements. Includes printable worksheet.

Animal Photo Gallery

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Take a virtual visit to the National Zoo by exploring the photo galleries. Includes photos, information, and related links.

Anemometer Energy

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Student teams will be introduced to the phenomenon of how communities use wind energy to generate electricity. They will assess their local area for good sites to place a wind turbine. Using an anemometer, they will count the number of rotations in their chosen location. At the end of this challenge students will be able to determine strategies for optimal wind energy using 3D printed models and classroom materials.

Andean Rhythms: A Children?s Workshop

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Workshop handout on the music of the Andean region. Includes a glossary of music terms, instructions for making a panpipe, and brief histories of Andean instruments. Bilingual English/Spanish.

And a Star to Steer Her By Field Trip Guide

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Pre-field-trip teaching guide introducing students to the tools and techniques used to navigate by the stars. Provides classroom activities and background information.

And One and Two

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Recording of songs and rhythm exercises by Ella Jenkins, including "I'm Going to School Today," "Rhythms around the Chair," and "Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel." $10.00 for audiocassette or LP, $15.00 for CD.

And Now a Word From Our Sponsors

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Lesson plan has students write and produce public service commercials promoting the Transit of Venus and providing information about its safe viewing. Students will be able to identify the components and attributes of commercials including bias and misinformation found in commercials.
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