Physical Anthropology Teacher Resources

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Anthropology Exam 1

For Students 11th - 12th
In this word search worksheet, students locate 20 vocabulary words related to physical anthropology. The word list includes allele, amino acids, and taxonomy.
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Human Evolution: Biology, Bones

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Learners will love a weeks worth of bone study. They use bones and characteristics of bones to explore the evolution of hominoids. Bones are compared, categorized, and considered. A great way to bring physical anthropology and material...
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Exploring Human History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore how anthropologists investigate scientific inquiry. They examine the four subdivisions of anthropology: archaeology, linguistics, cultural and physical. They explore the careers of several contemporary anthropologists...
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Anthropology

For Students 9th - 12th
Anthropologists ask the question that everyone wants answered: what does it mean to be human? An online handout provides a brief introduction to the study of anthropology and outlines three common types of anthropology writing...
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Where Do Teeth Come From?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Surprisingly, dinosaur teeth and human teeth have a lot in common. Scholars discover how teeth form during embryonic development. They then compare fossil evidence of the similarities of teeth of ancient species.
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Comparing Chimp mtDNA to Learn about Races

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In this computer-based lesson, students will measure genetic diversity within and between three subspecies of chimpanzees in order to gain a better understanding of genetic distinctiveness and explore race as a genetic concept.
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Comparing mtDNA Sequences to Learn about Human Variation

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This computer-based lesson will enable students to test their notions of "racial" similarity and difference by comparing mtDNA sequences as the students do in the first episode of RACE - The Power of an Illusion.

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