2008 AAA Conference Session

ANTHROPOLOGY EDUCATION CENTER: A COLLABORATIVE DISCUSSION

Thursday, November 20
1:45 pm -- 5:45 pm

SUTTER A

Set the stage

Provide proven, effective, and/or innovative examples of teaching anthropology in K-12 and community college



Discussion

What sets the anthropological perspective apart from what is currently offered students in K-12 and community college? What does it specifically offer that other disciplines/perspectives can't that is necessary for a world-class, 21st century education?



Breakouts/Working Groups


Use the wiki structure to address the following:

K-12 Learning Objectives


What is the Scope and Sequence for solid understanding in anthropology by high school graduation?
What should kids learn about/gain from anthropology at various stages? (K-2, 3-6, 7-9, 10-12)
How does anthropology strengthen the following? Geography, Language Arts, World History, Life/Biological Sciences, American History
What should teachers incorporate into their lessons in these subjects from anthropology? And how?
What are objectives for specific populations?


Community College/Continuing Education/Vocational Education Learning Objectives


Learning Objectives for intro courses
Best Practices: syllabi, media, technology, field experiences
Learning Objectives for Diversity modules (especially for teacher preparation)