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View Resource Anthropology Tutorials

Dr. Dennis O'Neil of Palomar College (San Marcos, California) has developed sixteen informative online tutorials for the study of anthropology at the university level. The tutorials offer an introduction and an overview of key concepts, theories, and methodologies in physical (biological) and cultural (social) anthropology. Each multi-part tutorial provides a table of contents, an interactive...

https://www2.palomar.edu/anthro/tutorials/
View Resource Margaret Mead: Human Nature and the Power of Culture

This small online selection from a Library of Congress (LC) exhibition celebrates Margaret Mead's birthday (December 16, 1901) for its 100th anniversary. As a popular but controversial anthropologist, Mead preserved extensive field notes and other documentation for later researchers to consult and interpret, and her collection at LC contains over 500,000 items. The exhibition is organized into...

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/mead/
View Resource Anthropology on the Internet For K-12

Margaret R. Dittemore of the John Wesley Powell Library of Anthropology, a Branch of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, has compiled the Anthropology on the Internet For K-12 Web site. Educators will find a wealth of helpful resources organized by categories that include general sources, archeology, physical anthropology, virtual exhibits, electronic publications, museums, area studies, and...

https://library.si.edu/libraries/anthropology/subjectguide
View Resource Chiloe Stories

Collaborative projects on the internet have become ubiquitous, and Chiloe Stories is certainly one of the more compelling ones that the Scout Report has found. Developed as a cooperative project between the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina and the Faculty of Communication at the University of Andes, this multimedia documentary project tells the...

http://www.chiloestories.org/home.html
View Resource MIT OpenCourseWare: Anthropology

MIT has been receiving praise from around the world for their OpenCourseWare initiative, which they started several years ago. Interested self-learners and educators have appreciated the ability to look at lecture materials and syllabi from all over the world, and they have received testimonials from Malaysia, the United Kingdom, and Mexico. One subject covered is anthropology, and visitors to...

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/anthropology/
View Resource Surviving: The Body of Evidence

Billed as a "journey of self-discovery", this very fine online exhibit from the University of Pennsylvania's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology takes visitors on an interactive tour through the world of evolution. Along the way, visitors will encounter well-known scientists and revolutionary thinkers as they discuss their breakthrough theories. The exhibit doesn't skimp on the particulars of...

https://www.penn.museum/sites/surviving/
View Resource Podcasts from the Society for Applied Anthropology & the University of North Texas

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) has moved into the world of podcasts quite nicely with this fine set of talks, lectures, and discussions culled from their annual meetings. The site was created and is currently maintained by Jen Cardew, a master's student in applied business anthropology at the University of North Texas. Those individuals who've never listened (or heard about) podcasts...

http://sfaa.net/podcast/
View Resource National Anthropological Archives and Human Studies Film Archive

The origins of the National Anthropological Archives (NAA) date back to the pioneering efforts of explorer, military man, and scientist John Wesley Powell in 1879. Powell brought the organization into the fold of the Smithsonian Institution and since that time, the NAA has grown to include 635,000 ethnological and archaeological photographs, 20,000 works of native art, 11,400 sound recordings, and...

https://anthropology.si.edu/naa/index.htm
View Resource Anthropology Outreach Office: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

The Anthropology Outreach Office at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History serves "to promote the understanding of the field of anthropology and the research conducted in the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology." This office publishes AnthroNotes (a newsletter for educators), along with a range of leaflets, bibliographies, and packets of material for teachers. The AnthroNotes...

https://anthropology.si.edu/outreach/outrch1.html
View Resource Bridging World History

How can teachers give their students a thoughtful prospective on world history? It's a challenging task, and educators would do well to take a look at this 26-unit multimedia course produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting. Visitors can watch any of the segments here at their leisure, including Human Migrations, Early Belief Systems, Agricultural and Urban Revolutions, and Order and Early Societies....

http://www.learner.org/resources/series197.html
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