“Strategies in Teaching Anthropology” Now Integrated

The following column is by Pat Rice (West Virginia U) and is brought to you by Luke Eric Lassiter, the  AN Contributing Editor for the General Anthropology Division. We’re pleased to share it here. Any questions should be directed to Pat Rice at price2@wvu.edu.

The editors of the six volumes of Strategies in Teaching Anthropology and Pearson Higher Education are pleased to announce the recent integration of the 184 strategies into an online format by five categories (files): General Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, Archaeology and Prehistory, Language and Culture, and Cultural Anthropology. The six volumes, published by Pearson between 2000 and 2010 focused on successful strategies for teaching anthropology, most relating to in-class activities. All are at the introductory level, aimed at student learning in an integrated four-field course or any of the subfields. Time-wise, they cover from part of a class to two or three class periods, but do not cover major portions of or entire courses. Some are suitable for small classes only but some are suitable for any size class.

The General Anthropology file (N=37) covers strategies in teaching basic concepts or two-field concepts; the Biological Anthropology (N=21) file focuses on teaching evolution, human evolution, modern human biological variation, and primatology; the Archaeology and Prehistory file (N=16) focuses on the tools of archaeology and the results in prehistory; the Language and Culture file (N=8) focuses on the relationship between the two; and the largest section (N=101), Cultural Anthropology, focuses on concepts, teaching field work methods, famous anthropological cases such as potlatching, the Kula Ring, the Nacirema, and using statistics and HRAF files.

Thanks to Kate Fernandes, Project Manager at Pearson, the following step-by-step instructions will get you to the place where you will give Pearson login and password information. The service is free to all educators.

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