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ANTH101: Free textbook and hub for teaching cultural anthropology
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* a free alternative to expensive Introduction to Cultural Anthropology textbooks

* includes a full textbook and several original videos

* includes 10 "challenges" (assignments)

* a hub of original and found resources for teaching and learning anthropology

* a “connected course” of many faculty around the world sharing instructional materials

* an open course freely available to anyone online

* an emerging producer of original anthropological videos and other digital content

Subject:
Anthropology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Michael Wesch
Ryan Klataske
Tom Woodward
Date Added:
08/16/2018
ANTH 106 American Mosaic
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In this class, we will explore America's diversity through questions of immigration, race, gender/sexuality and class--some of the major ways our culture is organized. It is comprised of 9 lessons based on online resources, plus 2 auto-ethnography assignments. This class was originally taught by Huma Mohibullah at Renton Technical College. 

Subject:
Religious Studies
World Cultures
Higher Education
U.S. History
Anthropology
Ethnic Studies
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Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Module
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Author:
Di Zhang
Youth High School Completion Renton Techincal College
Date Added:
05/23/2022
ANTH 234 Religion and Culture
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Religion is a significant aspect of human cultures everywhere. In these lessons, we explore questions such as: What are the main elements of religion? Why is believing in a higher power important to human beings across cultures? How is religion related to our social orders? How is religion related to the politics of today's world?This resource is comprised of 7 lessons based on online modules, plus a final presentation assignment. Each lesson includes a discussion or written assignment. This class was originally taught by Huma Mohibullah at Renton Technical College. 

Subject:
Religious Studies
World Cultures
Anthropology
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Lesson
Module
Reading
Author:
Di Zhang
Youth High School Completion Renton Techincal College
Date Added:
05/23/2022
Ancient Nubia - Unit Overview
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These educational videos provide an invaluable resource on Ancient Nubia for Middle and High School Ancient World History and Geography teachers and students. The video content aligns with Geography, Economics, Civics, and Historical Thinking Social Studies standards across the nation. Key concepts and inquiry skills from each content area weave seamlessly throughout the videos and associated lesson plans. This unit overview document links to developed resources on the Archeology in the Community site.

Subject:
World Cultures
World History
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Author:
Barbara Soots
Kari Tally
Jerry Price
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
08/24/2022
Anthropology Mini Lectures: A collective resource for online teaching in the time of COVID19
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This is a collection of mini lectures created by anthropologists and those in conversation with anthropology as supplimental material to assist college and university instructors who were made to shift their courses online because of COVID19.For more information, see here.To contribute, please create an OER author account and send your name and OER registered email to AnthropologyTeaching@gmail.com.

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Anthropology
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Author:
Zoe Wool
Brett Hill
Lauren Visconti
Geir Henning Presterudstuen
Laura Ogden
Jonathan Padwe
Sabra Thorner
Flosha Diliena Liyana Saran Arachchige Don
Heikki Wilenius
Jonathan Wald
Noah Theriault
Rosalyn Bold
Andrew Flachs
Emily Yates-Doerr
Rebecca Lester
Katrina Thompson
Emily Hammerl
Rose Wellman
Devin Proctor
Daniel Souleles
Kim de Rijke
Maira Hayat
Kate Fischer
Laura Story Johnson
Chloe Ahmann
Paige West
Date Added:
03/15/2020
Anthropology: World Archaeology Syllabus
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ANTH 150 World Archaeology
Introduction to archaeology and cultural change from the earliest times to the advent of state-level societies.

Course Description:
• When did we become fully modern humans?
• When (and why) did we stop being hunter-gatherers?
• When did inequality emerge?
• Why did some people decide to start living in cities?
• What led to the development of complex state-level
societies?
These are important questions about what it means to
be human that archaeologists address. In this course,
we’ll consider these topics while providing an
introduction to archaeology and the study of world
prehistory. The course provides an overview of human
prehistory from modern humans up to the
development of literate civilizations. The approach will
be problem oriented and comparative. We will
consider ancient cultures from around the world in
order to foster an appreciation for human cultural
diversity. Explaining why cultural developments
occurred is often hotly debated among archaeologists,
and different perspectives will be explored critically
throughout this course.

Subject:
Anthropology
Material Type:
Syllabus
Author:
Dr. Alison Carter
Date Added:
03/15/2021
Antiquities of Wisconsin as Surveyed and Described by I. A. LAPHAM (1885)
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The Antiquities of Wisconsin, Increase A. Lapham's most important published work, includes 92 pages of text, illustrated with 61 wood engravings, and 55 lithographed plates and was the result of his research into the Indian effigy mounds found on Wisconsin's Landscape.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Anthropology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
Provider Set:
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Date Added:
07/05/2013
Becoming Human: How Evolution Made Us
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Becoming Human is a fast-paced, irreverent introduction to evolutionary theory, especially human origins. The book is based on the Open2Study MOOC, 'Becoming Human,' created by Dr. Greg Downey and Open Universities Australia. The book discusses traces of evolution in our bodies, basic evolutionary theory from Darwin to the genomic revolution, sexual selection and reproduction, and how human brain development affects our evolution, including into the future. Copiously illustrated, with some interactive diagrams, videos of Dr. Downey presenting the material are also available through Open2Study.

Subject:
Anthropology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Enculture Press
Author:
Greg Downey
Date Added:
03/19/2015
Becoming Human: Interactive Documentary
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Becoming Human is an interactive documentary experience that tells the story of human origins. Multimedia, research and scholarship are presented to promote greater understanding of the course of human evolution. This site includes classroom materials, subject-designed exercises, games and activities to help make connections between the concepts that are presented and student learning. PDF versions of the resources may be downloaded from the site.

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Arts and Humanities
Anthropology
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Institute of Human Origins
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Becoming Human
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Individual Authors
Date Added:
08/20/2011
Becoming a Cultural Researcher
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Students learn about material culture in this Moveable Museum lesson plan by taking a firsthand look at how culture influences the kinds of things we do. The 12-page PDF guide has educator materials including background information, teacher strategies, assessment guidelines, and detailed notes about the curriculum standards addressed. The Becoming a Cultural Researcher activity worksheet has a series of questions that prompts students to reflect on the material culture of daily activities, customs, or ceremonies. There is a kid-friendly glossary of related terms.

Subject:
Anthropology
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History
Date Added:
10/15/2014
Black Matters: Introduction to Black Studies, Spring 2017
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Interdisciplinary survey of people of African descent that draws on the overlapping approaches of history, literature, anthropology, legal studies, media studies, performance, linguistics, and creative writing. This course connects the experiences of African-Americans and of other American minorities, focusing on social, political, and cultural histories, and on linguistic patterns.

Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Michel DeGraff
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Conversations with History: Studying the Human Condition, Habits of a Militant Anthropologist with Nancy Scheper-Hughes
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Nancy Scheper-Hughes, a noted Anthropology Professor at UC Berkeley and author of numerous award-winning works joins UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler. (59 min)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Anthropology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
01/29/2006
Cookie Subduction
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This is a quick activity that shows how large amounts of rock and sediment are added to the edge of continents during subduction. You may ask, how can such a huge phenomenon be demonstrated quickly and cheaply? The answer is simple: with a cookie!

Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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Exploratorium
Author:
Exploratorium
The Exploratorium
Date Added:
11/07/2012
The Crayon Rock Cycle
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In this activity, learners use crayons to draw conclusions about rocks and the rock cycle. Learners form crayons ((which can be "weathered"--heated, compressed and cooled--like rocks) into models of sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks.

Subject:
Geology
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Activity/Lab
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Exploratorium
Author:
Eric Muller
The Exploratorium
Date Added:
11/07/2004
Cultural Anthropology/Globalization
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In this unit, you will explore globalization and development and its effects on indigenous peoples. Modern economic and political development is driven by the assumption that the results will be benefical for all people; however, cultural differences are not taken into consideration, leading often to the destruction of indigenous cultures. Understanding the context of modern development students become versant in the current debate about globalization.

By the end of the unit, you should be able to answer the following questions:

What is globalization?

How did the modern era of globalization develop?

What is the relationship between culture and globalization?

Subject:
Social Science
Anthropology
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Tori Saneda of Cascadia Community College in Bothell
WA.
Date Added:
05/01/2018
Double Immunity
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Dr. Stephen O'Brien of the National Cancer Institute discovers a 700-year-old mutation that makes a person resistant to HIV infection. From Evolution: "Evolutionary Arms Race."

Subject:
Life Science
Anthropology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
Clear Blue Sky Productions
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
09/26/2003
ECHO: Ethnographic, Cultural and Historical Overview of Yukon's First Peoples
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Today, First Nations peoples living in Yukon, Canada are reviving and practicing their cultural traditions in exciting ways. At the same time, there has been an influx of newcomers to the territory who want to learn more about Yukon's Indigenous peoples and their cultures. With hundreds of references for those wanting to delve deeper into particular topics, ECHO is a handbook that provides the most current research pertaining to Yukon First Nations peoples. Topics include archaeology, ethnology, and lifeways, relationships with newcomers (in the past and currently), the arts, and modern-day land claims. The volume also includes interviews with research collaborators who discuss the importance of community-based research. Castillo, Schreyer, and Southwick's solidly researched handbook serves as an important tool, both for teachers and students, seeking accurate information pertaining to the Indigenous cultures of Yukon.

Subject:
World History
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
British Columbia/Yukon Open Authoring Platform
Author:
Christine Schreyer
Tosh Southwick
Victoria Elena Castillo
Date Added:
09/10/2020
Eid al-Fitr
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In this video segment from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, learn how Muslims in America celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the Ű_í_Ű__Ű_ŒŰ_ŒŒŰ‹_Feast of Breaking the Fast.Ű_í_Ű__Ű_ŒŰ_ŒŰ_í_Ű_Œ

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Religious Studies
World History
Anthropology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
U.S. Department of Education
WNET
Date Added:
06/16/2008
Environmental Justice, Fall 2004
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Examines theories and practice of environmental justice, concerns about race, poverty, and the environment in both domestic and international contexts, exploring and critically analyzing philosophies, frameworks, and strategies underlying environmental justice movements. Examines case studies of environmental injustices, including: distribution of environmental quality and health, unequal enforcement of regulations, unequal access to resources to respond to environmental problems, and the broader political economy of decision-making around environmental issues. Explores how environmental justice movements relate to broader sustainable development goals and strategies. This class explores the foundations of the environmental justice movement, current and emerging issues, and the application of environmental justice analysis to environmental policy and planning. It examines claims made by diverse groups along with the policy and civil society responses that address perceived inequity and injustice. While focused mainly on the United States, international issues and perspectives are also considered.

Subject:
Biology
Ecology
Anthropology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Carmin, JoAnn
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Environmental Policy and Economics
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This course explores the proper role of government in the regulation of the environment. It will help students develop the tools to estimate the costs and benefits of environmental regulations. These tools will be used to evaluate a series of current policy questions, including: Should air and water pollution regulations be tightened or loosened? What are the costs of climate change in the U.S. and abroad? Is there a "Race to the Bottomâ€ in environmental regulation? What is "sustainable developmentâ€? How do environmental problems differ in developing countries? Are we running out of oil and other natural resources? Should we be more energy efficient? To gain real world experience, the course is scheduled to include a visit to the MIT cogeneration plant. We will also do an in-class simulation of an air pollution emissions market.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Political Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Date Added:
07/14/2022
Evolution as Reproduction with Variability
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In this online activity, learners discover how random variation influences biological evolution. Biological evolution is often thought of as a process by which adaptation is generated through selection.Œć While it is recognized that random variation underlies the process, emphasis is usually placed on selection and resulting adaptation, leaving a sense that it is selection that drives evolution.Œć This simulation highlights the creative role of random variation, offering a somewhat different perspective: that of evolution as open-ended exploration driven by randomness and constrained by selection, with adaptation as a dynamic, transient consequence rather than an objective.

Subject:
Life Science
Anthropology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Simulation
Provider:
Serendip Studio
Provider Set:
Minds-On Activities for Teaching Biology
Date Added:
11/09/2012
Evolving Ideas: Did Humans Evolve?
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This video from Evolution explores the evolution of humans from a common ancestor of humans, chimpanzees, and other apes.

Subject:
Life Science
Anthropology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
Clear Blue Sky Productions
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
09/26/2003
Evolving Ideas: Why Does Evolution Matter Now?
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In this video from Evolution, an exploration of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in the Russian prison system highlights one reason it is important to understand evolution.

Subject:
Life Science
Anthropology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
Clear Blue Sky Productions
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
09/26/2003
Explorations: An Open Invitation To Biological Anthropology
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Anthropology is the study of humanity, in all its biological and cultural aspects, past and present. It is a four-field discipline comprised of biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology. The focus of this book is biological anthropology, which explores who we are from biological, evolutionary, and adaptive perspectives.

Subject:
Anthropology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
American Anthropological Association
Author:
Beth Shook
Katie Nelson
Kelsie Aguilera
Date Added:
01/14/2020
Exploring Religious America
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In this video segment from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, learn about Muslims in Lawrenceville, Georgia, their plans to build an Islamic cemetery and the stiff objections from their Christian neighbors.

Subject:
Religious Studies
World History
Anthropology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
U.S. Department of Education
WNET
Date Added:
06/16/2008
Finding Lucy
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This Evolution video segment depicts the landmark hominid fossil finds by Don Johanson and his team in Ethiopia.

Subject:
Life Science
Anthropology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
Clear Blue Sky Productions
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
09/26/2003
Fossil Evidence of Bipedalism
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This video segment adapted from NOVA shows how scientists use the fossil record to trace when early human ancestors and related species began walking on two legs instead of four, and to determine whether they were more apelike or human in appearance.

Subject:
Life Science
Anthropology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
03/10/2010
Gender stereotypes in archaeology
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This booklet is a short but informative and critical response by archaeologists to various gender stereotypes that exist in the archaeological explanation of the past, as well as in the contemporary disciplinary practice.

The booklet includes 24 commonly encountered gender stereotypes in archaeology, explained and deconstructed in 250 words by archaeologists with expertise on gender in the past and in contemporary archaeology, most of them being members of the Archaeology and Gender in Europe (AGE) Community of the European Association of Archaeologists. In addition, the stereotypes are beautifully illustrated by Serbian award-winning artist Nikola Radosavljević.

Subject:
Archaeology
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Bisserka Gaydarska
Laura Coltofean-Arizancu
Uroš Matić
Date Added:
03/23/2022
Hajj - Part I
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In this video segment from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, meet an American Muslim as he prepares for Hajj, the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca that commemorates the Abrahamic roots of Islam.

Subject:
Religious Studies
World History
Anthropology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
U.S. Department of Education
WNET
Date Added:
06/16/2008
Hajj - Part II
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Performed with over two million other Muslims, the rites of Hajj, the required pilgrimage to Mecca, have a profound personal impact on each pilgrim. In this video from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, a Muslim from America experiences Hajj for the first time.

Subject:
Religious Studies
World History
Anthropology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
U.S. Department of Education
WNET
Date Added:
06/16/2008
Hajj - Part III
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Students learn about an American Muslim's impressions of his first pilgrimage to Mecca in this video segment from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly.

Subject:
Religious Studies
World History
Anthropology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
U.S. Department of Education
WNET
Date Added:
06/16/2008
Halal - Kosher Dining at Dartmouth
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A dining hall at Dartmouth College accommodates the religious dietary requirements of Muslims, Jews and Hindus as explained in this video from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly.

Subject:
Religious Studies
World History
Anthropology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
U.S. Department of Education
WNET
Date Added:
06/16/2008
Homo Sapiens Versus Neanderthals
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This video segment, adapted from NOVA, explores reasons why Homo sapiens had an advantage over Neanderthals in the pursuit of territory and natural resources.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Anthropology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
04/19/2007
Human Chromosome 2
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In this video segment adapted from NOVA: Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial, learn how modern genetics and molecular biology offer compelling support for evolution. The video features an interview with biologist Ken Miller.

Subject:
Life Science
Genetics
Anthropology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
Vulcan Productions, Inc.
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/01/2007
International Migration
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Almost everywhere on the world, international migration is a hot topic. Most of the time the debate about migration is fierce and charged with prejudices and fears. At the political level, this has far-reaching consequences, ranging from electoral victories of populist right-wing parties to the increasing isolation policy of Europe and the United States. But what exactly is migration? What are its causes? And what are problems and opportunities?

Subject:
Anthropology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
edeos - digital education
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Author:
Barkemeyer
Künzl
Date Added:
10/11/2012
Introduction to Anthropology
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Designed to meet the scope and sequence of your course, OpenStax Introduction to Anthropology is a four-field text integrating diverse voices, engaging field activities, and meaningful themes like Indigenous experiences and social inequality to engage students and enrich learning. The text showcases the historical context of the discipline, with a strong focus on anthropology as a living and evolving field. There is significant discussion of recent efforts to make the field more diverse—in its practitioners, in the questions it asks, and in the applications of anthropological research to address contemporary challenges. In addressing social inequality, the text drives readers to consider the rise and impact of social inequalities based on forms of identity and difference (such as gender, ethnicity, race, and class) as well as oppression and discrimination. The contributors to and dangers of socioeconomic inequality are fully addressed, and the role of inequality in social dysfunction, disruption, and change is noted.

Subject:
Anthropology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
David G. Lewis
Jennifer Hasty
Marjorie M. Snipes
Date Added:
05/23/2022
Introduction to Biological Anthropology OER Text and Reading List
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Introduction to Biological Anthropology OER Text and Reading List

ATH 101. Introduction to Biological Anthropology.

Introduces biological anthropology and the study of evolution in the context of modern genetics and primate behavior studies. Examines human fossil record, diversity, and commonality of present and past populations of humankind.

Subject:
Anthropology
Material Type:
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Mary Courtis
Date Added:
03/05/2021
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Course Calendar
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Introduction to Cultural Anthropology course calendar using the open textbook Perspectives: http://sacc.americananthro.org/publication/open-source-textbook/

Course Description
Considers contemporary human cultures from an anthropological perspective. Covers fieldwork, language, race, gender, sex and marriage, kinship, politics, world view, religion, economics, and globalization from a cross-cultural perspective. This course compares cultures found around the globe, focusing closely upon at least two specific cultures, with extended discussion of additional cultures and societies as appropriate. Greater understanding of particular cultures will be achieved through an application of the comparative method.

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

Describe basic concepts, methods, and theories associated with cultural anthropology.
Use an understanding of anthropology to identify and compare values, beliefs, norms, economic systems, and social organization or institutions in a variety of societies in different world regions.
Examine systems of power and social justice issues related to U.S. society and other cultures from an anthropological perspective.
Explore fieldwork methods and ethical considerations of doing anthropological fieldwork.

Subject:
Anthropology
Material Type:
Syllabus
Author:
Rebecka Daye
Date Added:
03/10/2020
An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology: Perspectives on Humanity Reading List and Schedule
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An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology: Perspectives on Humanity Reading List and Schedule

ANTH 213

Introduces a comparative study of human culture. Covers kinship systems, politics, economics, language, ritual, cultural change, ecological adaptations, and ethnographic methodology. Explores cultural similarities and differences and the linkages among cultural, social, political, and economic institutions.

Subject:
Anthropology
Material Type:
Reading
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Jessica Piekielek
Date Added:
03/08/2021
Introduction to Paleoanthropology
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Introduction to Paleoanthropology covers the various species and subspecies that gave rise to human beings. Paleoanthropology is a subdiscipline of physical anthropology that focuses on the fossil record of humans and non-human primates.

Subject:
Anthropology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
05/13/2016
Islamic Celebrations
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Members of the Islamic Center of Washington, DC discuss the religious and spiritual significance of Ramadan and the celebration that concludes it, Eid al-Fitr, in this video segment from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly.

Subject:
Religious Studies
World History
Anthropology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
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U.S. Department of Education
WNET
Date Added:
06/16/2008
LANGUAGE, THOUGHT, and REALITY (1956 edition)
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A unique perspective on the confluence of the three basic conceptual frameworks in human experience. Contains several studies, with data, of remarkable world views of disparate cultures based on their specific cultures language. The premise is that how people experience the world, then think about it, then create a language around it, alters their perception of the world in very fundamental ways. The radical notion is that thought and language, creates the circumstances of, and contribute to significantly different realities for different peoples.

The internalization and realization of this concept is significant and can possibly radically alter and change how different cultures assess their ability to, at the most basic levels, understand other cultures realities.

Subject:
World Cultures
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Social Science
Anthropology
Cultural Geography
Social Work
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Lesson
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Reading
Textbook
Author:
Benjamin Lee Whorf
Openlibrary Org
Date Added:
09/06/2018
Laetoli Footprints
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This Evolution video segment describes how the famous track fossils known as the Laetoli footprints might have been formed and what they can reveal about the creatures who left them.

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Life Science
Anthropology
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
Clear Blue Sky Productions
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
09/26/2003
Macro-Microarray
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In this activity, learners explore the "nuts and bolts" of gene chips. Learners construct a simple model of a DNA microarray (also known as gene chips) and learn how microarrays can be used to identify and treat disease--including cancer. This resource includes references and an explanation of microarrays.

Subject:
Genetics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Exploratorium
Author:
Julie Yu
National Science Foundation
The Exploratorium
Date Added:
11/07/2007
Madrasahs
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This video from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly gives a primer on the history and evolution of madrasahs, institutes of higher learning in Islamic studies.

Subject:
Religious Studies
World History
Anthropology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
U.S. Department of Education
WNET
Date Added:
06/16/2008
Mass Drug Administration -  Anthropological Perspectives of Relevance to Mass Drug Administration (12:51)
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This presentation talks about anthropological perspectives of relevance to mass drug administration. Anthropology is a social science discipline focused on studying culture, including norms, values, perceptions and practices and how people enact these in their daily lives.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Nordic QM,University of Copenhagen
Provider Set:
Mass Drug Administration
Author:
Anthropologist Britt Tersbøl
Date Added:
01/07/2016
Materials in Human Experience
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Examines the ways in which people in ancient and contemporary societies have selected, evaluated, and used materials of nature, transforming them to objects of material culture. Some examples: glass in ancient Egypt and Rome; powerful metals in the Inka empire; rubber processing in ancient Mexico. Explores ideological and aesthetic criteria often influential in materials development. Laboratory/workshop sessions provide hands-on experience with materials discussed in class. Subject complements 3.091. Enrollment may be limited.

Subject:
Anthropology
Archaeology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Heather Lechtman
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Muslim Prayer
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In this video segment from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, learn about the daily prayer rituals of the Muslim faith and their significance in the life of a Muslim living in America.

Subject:
Religious Studies
World History
Anthropology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
U.S. Department of Education
WNET
Date Added:
06/16/2008
Native Peoples of North America
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Native Peoples of North America is intended to be an introductory text about the Native peoples of North America (primarily the United States and Canada) presented from an anthropological perspective. As such, the text is organized around anthropological concepts such as language, kinship, marriage and family life, political and economic organization, food getting, spiritual and religious practices, and the arts. Prehistoric, historic and contemporary information is presented. Each chapter begins with an example from the oral tradition that reflects the theme of the chapter. The text includes suggested readings, videos, and classroom activities.

Subject:
Anthropology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Textbook
Provider:
State University of New York
Provider Set:
Milne Open Textbooks
Author:
Susan Stebbins
Date Added:
10/23/2013
Norman Miller Archive
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The Norman Miller Archive is a multimedia collection of photos, scholarly articles, film, books, and unpublished field notes gathered by Norman Miller (1933-Present), one of the first American field workers who spent long periods of time in remote regions of Kenya and Tanzania. It covers a variety of topics, including rural local government, decolonialism, environmental conservation, the role of women in rural societies, HIV/AIDS, and Witchcraft.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
History
Material Type:
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Textbook
Author:
et al
Norman Miller
Date Added:
05/31/2019
OER Course Conversions at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
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This website features many of the OER conversion projects completed at John Jay College over the past few years. Class conversions using the Blackboard platform are not represented because of the BB firewall. These are not the actual LibGuides, but content from the LibGuides, using the LibGuide platform for access. The entire website is public.

The left navigation panel displays the academic departments with the overview and objective of the department. Also, navigation to the specific departmental classes, with corresponding OER content, are found at the bottom of the academic department pages. You can also directly navigate to the specific converted class, by clicking on the course title under the department tab. When clicking on a specific class (e.g. Science 110), the link takes you to the course description, learning outcomes of the course and a link to the OER content for the specific course. The OER content features creative commons OER Textbooks, vetted open Internet sites, academic journal articles and library owned streaming video, requiring a login to the John Jay Library. Each academic department features a link to "Discussion and Comments". In addition all pages have navigation arrows to previous pages and next pages. On many of the OER content pages, the class calendar by week is featured with links to the reading assignments. In addition to the specific OER content by class, there is a link at the top of the main page to access generic OER by subject and/or topic.

Subject:
Computer Science
Art History
Criminal Justice
Higher Education
History
General Law
Biology
Anthropology
Ethnic Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Author:
Vee Herrington
Date Added:
06/16/2022
Open ANTH 180 Reading List
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Catalog description for ANTH 180 (Language and Culture): This course provides answers to these provocative questions by exploring the anthropological disciplines of descriptive, historical and ethno linguistics: How does language work? Where is it in the brain? How do children acquire it? How does language affect thought and our perception of the world? How is our language different from that of other animals? How did human language evolve and develop throughout history?

Subject:
Anthropology
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Sharon Methvin
Date Added:
01/29/2018
People and Other Animals
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This class provides a historical survey of the ways that people have interacted with their closest animal relatives, for example: hunting, domestication of livestock, exploitation of animal labor, scientific study of animals, display of exotic and performing animals, and pet keeping. Themes include changing ideas about animal agency and intelligence, our moral obligations to animals, and the limits imposed on the use of animals.

Subject:
Anthropology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Harriet Ritvo
Date Added:
01/01/2013
Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology
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The first peer-reviewed open access textbook for cultural anthropology courses. Produced by the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges and available free of charge for use in any setting. 2nd edition. This book is an edited volume with each chapter written by a different author. Each author has written from their experiences working as an anthropologist and that personal touch makes for an accessible introduction to cultural anthropology. The first edition of Perspectives was published in 2017 and is also available at: http://perspectives.americananthro.org/

Subject:
Anthropology
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Author:
Barbara Illowsky
Date Added:
02/16/2020
Ramadan
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This video segment from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly shows the daily activities of two young American Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan.

Subject:
Religious Studies
World History
Anthropology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
U.S. Department of Education
WNET
Date Added:
06/16/2008
Ramadan Moon
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The sighting of a new moon determines the beginning of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. In this video from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, follow the process of sighting a new moon for American Muslims.

Subject:
Religious Studies
World History
Anthropology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
U.S. Department of Education
WNET
Date Added:
06/16/2008
Ramadan Observance
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In this video segment from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, an American Muslim family observes Ramadan, the month in which Muslims fast daily from sunrise to sunset in order to demonstrate piety and develop self-restraint.

Subject:
Religious Studies
World History
Anthropology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
U.S. Department of Education
WNET
Date Added:
06/16/2008
Reforming Natural Resources Governance: Failings of Scientific Rationalism and Alternatives for Building Common Ground
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For the last century, precepts of scientific management and administrative rationality have concentrated power in the hands of technical specialists, which in recent decades has contributed to widespread disenfranchisement and discontent among stakeholders in natural resources cases. In this seminar we examine the limitations of scientific management as a model both for governance and for gathering and using information, and describe alternative methods for informing and organizing decision-making processes. We feature cases involving large carnivores in the West (mountain lions and grizzly bears), Northeast coastal fisheries, and adaptive management of the Colorado River. There will be nightly readings and a short written assignment.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Political Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Date Added:
07/14/2022