Over the course of the summer as my class and syllabus began to take shape, I had to consider the order in which I would teach the units in the course; I decided the best way to proceed was to begin with the origin of humanity and our non - human primate relatives. My reasoning … Continue reading Bio-Physical Anthropology, I: Primatology
The goal I set forth for myself in creating this Anthropology class was the recreate the joys I felt when I took my adviser's very first course, Introduction to Anthropology. My professor, Richard, became one of the best teachers I had in my career as a student. Sure, I had other amazing educators in my … Continue reading The Primate Research Project
The summer before my Anthropology year was remarkably similar to many of my previous six summers. My oldest had just finished kindergarten, so he was with me everyday. My other kids were not yet old enough to be in school, so they were still in daycare at least part time for the summer in order … Continue reading Overview of Anthropology: Human Universals and the Four Fields
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. I began my journey toward teaching Anthropology as a high school course over the last year. I began by developing a set of standards and creating my own curriculum for a year - long course.