for Teaching Social Studies,
Geography, History, and Science
Anthropology Internet Resource Sites
- Anthro.net. http://www.anthro.net/
Anthro.net is a search engine that "queries a database
of over 40,000 reviewed web sites with anthropological content
built by the interests of its users." It operates by collecting
search terms submitted by its users and using "proprietary
software to hunt down Internet-based journal articles, well
developed topical sites and bibliographic references for anthropology,
archaeology and the other social sciences" (Scout Report
for the Social Sciences, 5/30/2000). In addition, the site features
a 53-item Table of Contents to selected topics that offer recommended
readings and listings of annotated web sites. The search engine
gives results in order of relevance to the original search term
and provides a description comprised of the first 100 characters
or so on each web site returned. A search for "feminism,"
for instance, generated 19 quality sites on various aspects
of feminism in relation to the disciplines mentioned above.
A "What's New" section provides a listing of recent
additions to the database.
- Anthropology Resources on the Internet. http://www.anthropologie.net/
Originally set up in 1995, this web site is a valuable resource
for educators, researchers, and students offering a variety
of subject headings such as anthropology resources, web directories,
and anthropology departments. The interface is clear and easy
- Anthropological web sites listed at AAA. http://www.aaanet.org/resinet.htm
This AAA web site contains a listing of good, reviewed anthropological
web pages available on the Internet. It is a good starting point
for anyone interested in anthropology.
- Education Index Anthropology Resources. http://www.educationindex.com/anthro/
This site provides a detailed list of anthropology resources
on the web, sponsored by the Education Index.
- Ethnographic Studies Internet Resource. http://lcweb.loc.gov/folklife/other.html
Sponsored by the American Folklife Center at the Library of
Congress, this web page contains an excellent list of comprehensive
Internet resources about ethnography, anthropology, ethnomusicology,
folklore, and folklife. It also is a gateway into the large
quantities of resources at the Library of Congress available
for researchers of all ages.
- The Smithsonian Institution's Anthropology Outreach Office
Offers educational materials, free of charge, on a wide range
of anthropological topics (i.e., American Indians, archaeology,
human evolution, ancient Egypt and mummification) in the form
of leaflets, bibliographies, and teacher packets.
- The Smithsonian Libraries (SIL Publications)
A list of links for students and teachers interested in the
field of anthropology.
- UCSB Anthropology Web Sites. http://www.anth.ucsb.edu/links/pages/
The University of California Santa Barbara Department of Anthropology
has developed this useful directory of electronic resources
that pertain to anthropology with a topical or geographical
focus for research.
- University of Buffalo Anthropology: Direct Access to Web
Anthropology Resources. http://wings.buffalo.edu/anthropology/webstuff/resources/nonubanthro.htm
This web site provides direct access to thousands of web sites
broken down by the following subjects: Major Anthropology Web
Sites & Meta-Sites, Associations, Other Web Sites, Institutes
& Museums, On-line Databases, Electronic Periodicals, Academic
Presses & Publishers, On-line Educational Resources, Documentaries
Conducting Research On/About The Web, and Interesting Places
(incl. field school listings).
- Yahoo! - Social Science: Anthropology and Archaeology.
Yahoo!, like most major search engines, provides several layers
of "sub-headings" for their millions of web site listings.
This particular site will provide many resources that reference
anthropology or archaeology. The advantage of such independent
web engines, like Yahoo!, is that they often have the most current
listings. One of the major disadvantages is that none of these
web sites has been rated or previewed by any scholarly organization
or anyone familiar with anthropological concerns.
Anthropology Classroom Resources
- Anthropology on the Internet for K-12.
This interactive web document, sponsored by the Smithsonian
Institution Libraries, lists web sites, along with a brief annotation.
The list is described as "a sample of what the Internet
holds for teachers and students interested in the field of anthropology."
The list is broken down into subject headings and the web site
provides information for educators including lesson plan links.
- Anthropology Outreach Office, Smithsonian Institution.
Various bibliographies and leaflets from this office are on
this site as well as AnthroNotes, an excellent publication for
educators. See also the annotated bibliography on American Indians
- Ask Eric Vitual Library. http://ericir.syr.edu/Virtual/index.html
Eric is an on-line warehouse of educational information on a
wide range of scholastic subjects. "Ask Eric Virtual Library"
allows educators to search by subject (such as "anthropology")
or keyword amongst many classroom resources such as frequently
asked questions, on-line lesson plans, on-line versions of educational
journals and publications, and a comprehensive list of general
Endangered Peoples of the World, edited by
Barbara Rose Johnston.
This site contains aseries with volumes on endangered peoples
of Europe, Latin America, North America, Oceania, Southeast
and East Asia, and the Arctic. Suitable for high school or
- Ethnographic Eyes: A Teacher's Guide to Classrom Observation.
By Carolyn Frank.
Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1999. This book addresses the preparation
of beginning teachers for observing interactions in their own
classrooms. Ethnographic Eyes combines the practicality of a
methods textbook with a theoretical discussion of the gains
in learning for everyone who develops the ability to see the
classroom ethnographically. Appropriate for classroom teachers,
supervisors of teachers, and teacher educators.
Read how anthropology can help teachers learn about the
cultures of their students.
Personalizing Culture through Anthropological and Educational
Perspectives, by Rosemary Henze and Mary Hauser, is a
monograph that offers suggestions and strategies for teachers
and teacher educators about how they can move away from broad
generalizations about cultures or ethnic groups and toward
more specific knowledge about individual students and families.
To order a copy, click here: http://www.cal.org/crede/pubs
or to download a free copy click here: http://www.cal.org/crede/pubs/edpractice/EPR4.htm.
Anthropology Software and Games
- Anthropology Review Database. http://wings.buffalo.edu/anthropology/ARD/
This database contains reviews of anthropological resources
(books, films, video, software, multimedia, and Internet). Users
can search by a variety of different keywords or subjects. Note
that this web site seems to a run very slowly at peak hours
and is still under construction.
- Multimedia Resources for Anthropology Courses at the University
of California at Santa Barbara. http://www.anth.ucsb.edu/projects/software/index.html
This web site provides a list of and links to on-line software,
games, and other interactive resources related to anthropology.
The links include "Human Evolution," a software package
that teaches students about our ancestors by using fossil evidence.
Anthropology Museums and Exhibits
- Carnegie Museum of Natural History. http://www.clpgh.org/cmnh/home.html
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History has a wealth of collections
on-line, as well as information for educators, rotating exhibits,
site indices, and publication information. The on-line education
section contains information about a wide variety of classes,
broken down by grade and subject area, offered through the Carnegie
- The Field Museum of Natural History. http://www.fmnh.org/
The Field Museum, renowned for its collections and outreach
programs, offers exciting programs for educators and researchers
on its web page including many on-line exhibits and publications.
The on-line education section contains Underground Adventure,
a tool for students, with resources for educators on how to
include the web site in curricula.
- Fowler Museum of Cultural History at UCLA. http://www.fmch.ucla.edu/
The Fowler Museum web site, still in production, is a wonderful
resource. The most interesting part of the site is the "Passport
to Paradise" on-line exhibit about a small Muslim community
in West Africa that has an excellent interface, wonderful graphics
and labels, and useful educational tools.
- National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.
The Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
web site provides on-line exhibits, resources of the Office
of Education, publications, and site indexes. The on-line version
of the Arctic Studies Center's "Vikings: The North Atlantic
Saga" exhibit is especially worthy of note.
- National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of
Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. http://www.nmnh.si.edu/naa/
The National Anthropological Archives contains many mixed media
collections including extensive manuscript and photographic
collections concerning anthropology. The web site is a valuable
tool for advanced research and also contains on-line exhibits.
- The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard
The Peabody Museum web site has four on-line features¾Exhibitions
On-Line, Finding Aids On-Line, Peabody Profiles, and Special
Projects¾that provide the virtual visitor with information
about the museum's archaeological, ethnographic, photographic
and archival collections; research; exhibitions; finding aids;
museum staff/faculty profiles; and special project information.
- Phoebe Ann Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University
of California at Berkeley. http://hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu/index.html
The Phoebe Ann Hearst Museum web site is geared for educators
with on-line exhibits, resource lists, and curriculum planners;
and information on ordering classroom kits.
- The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and
The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology site contains on-line
exhibits, games, publications, and many research resources.
Its educational resources include rotating on-line activities
and lesson plans relating to such topics as Canaan and the history
of Israel and how to write cuneiform. The section, "Museum
on the Go," brings museum objects and educators in school
- Annual Editions selects articles previously published
in magazines, newspapers, and journals and compiles them into
one volume. Anthropology, archaeology, and physical anthropology
are among the over 65 volume topics available. To order, call
- Annual Review of Anthropology. http://www.jstor.org/journals
The complete text of articles from the Annual Review of Anthropology
is available on-line via Journal Storage (JSTOR). JSTOR is a
free service that provides electronic editions of hundreds of
scholarly journals. On the anthropology page, the journals are
organized by subject such as Anthropology, African-American
Studies, History, and Asian Studies. The journals can be searched,
viewed in their entirety on-line, printed, or e-mailed to an
e-mail address at no charge.
- AnthroNotes, A National Museum of Natural History Publication
for Educators. http://www.nmnh.si.edu/anthro/outreach/outrch1.html
The web page and publication, also available in hard copy, contains
articles on current research in the field of anthropology, teaching
activities, and new resources. Published twice a year, this
educational 20-page publication is free-of-charge.
- Anthropology Explored: The Best of Smithsonian AnthroNotes.
Edited by Ruth Osterweis Selig and Marilyn R. London. Smithsonian
Institution Press, 1998. Order by calling (800) 782-4612.
This book, organized into three major sections¾Human
Origins, Archaeologists Examine the Past, and Our Many Cultures¾consists
of 29 articles with author updates. This is an excellent classroom
text to help students understand the range of human physical
and cultural development.
- Calliope, World History for Young People. http://www.cobblestonepub.com
"The mission of Cobblestone Publishing Company is to create
exceptional educational materials for young people and for the
teachers, librarians, and parents who guide them." The
web page provides other resources in addition to this publication
on world history. Calliope is published by Cobblestone five
times during the school year.
- Current Anthropology. http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/order.html.
Sponsored by The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological
Research, Current Anthropology includes articles on recent research
from all the sub-disciplines of anthropology. Each main article
is followed by a section with specialists' critiques and the
author's response to each comment. This scholarly, readable,
current, and informative journal is published six times a year.
- Journal of World Anthropology. http://wings.buffalo.edu/academic/department/anthropology/jwa/
The Journal of World Anthropology (JWA) web site was voted one
of the Education Index Top Sites. This electronic journal is
dedicated to scholarship in all fields of anthropology and publishes
articles on academic research, matters of theory and methodology,
and the education of the public, as well as book, software and
film reviews. Four issues of the journal are available on-line
at this web site.
- National Geographic. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/
National Geographic articles are available on-line as are a
wide-range of educational materials. The sections for educators
include lesson plans and searchable archives of classroom resource
materials. National Geographic also has up-to-date information
on research around the world.
- Stones and Bones Physical Anthropology Center, LAUSD.
"Stones & Bones is an innovative, nationally validated
National Diffusion Network (NDN) program that extends and enriches
science/social science curricula. Students work 'hands-on' with
15 replica fossil casts that trace human development over more
than four million years." The web page provides on-line
ordering information and classroom publications.
- Studies in Anthropology. http://lucy.ukc.ac.uk/
This web site provided by the Center for Social Anthropology
suggests many on-line publications that cover such topics as
Colonial America, European ethnography, and anthropology.
- Teaching Anthropology Newsletter contains articles
and curriculum ideas relating to the field of anthropology and
provides a forum for teachers to exchange ideas. Published free-of-charge
semiannually in the fall and spring. Write: Department of Anthropology,
Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3C3, or call
(902) 420-5628. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 35 Sections of the American Anthropological Association.
AAA is the central professional organization of anthropologists.
Members receive the quarterly American Anthropologist and the
monthly Anthropology Newsletter, which includes a Job Placement
Service listing. Also available is ordering information concerning
career publications and The AAA Guide to departments of anthropology
that describes facilities and programs at over 250 schools and
museums in the United States and Canada.
- Anthropology and Sociology Section of the Association of
College and Research Libraries of the American Library Association.
Formed in 1972, the Section has over 600 members. ANSS sponsors
publications in print and many are available on this web page.
The ANSS web page also incorporates information for librarians
and information specialists in forums for discussion of common
issues; publishing news, bibliographies, and reviews of important
resources; and communicating with organizations devoted to scholarship
in the social sciences.
- Federation of Small Anthropology Programs. http://www.fosap.org/
FOSAP is a membership committee of the General Anthropology
Division of the American Anthropological Association (AAA).
It is designed to further the needs of faculty and students
in small programs in universities, colleges, and community colleges.
The web page provides an excellent list of anthropology resources
on the Internet and on-line copies of the FOSAP newsletter.
- National Science Teachers Association. http://www.nsta.org
NSTA's comprehensive web site contains good resources for educators
and researchers such as laptop lesson plans on a variety of
subjects for a range of ages and listings of software, games,
and publications available for sale.
- Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland.
This web site contains information and resources on a wide variety
of anthropological topics. The site includes on-line copies
of the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (JRAI),
Anthropology Today, Anthropology Calendar of Events (AnthCal),
Film Catalogue II, and many other publications. The web site
has a wonderful on-line version of "Discovery Anthropology:
A Resource Guide for Teachers and Students."
- School for American Research. http://www.sarweb.org/ie4.htm
This web site provides on-line organizational information about
SAR, its mission, its committees, and contact information. A
catalog of SAR Press publications is available on-line. The
web site also contains information on the SAR Indian Arts Research
- Society for Applied Anthropology. http://www.sfaa.net/
"The Society for Applied Anthropology (SFAA) was founded
in 1941 to promote the investigation of the principles of human
behavior and the application of these principles to contemporary
issues and problems. The Society now sponsors two major journals
(Human Organization and Practicing Anthropology) as well as
a Monograph Series and occasional special publications."
The SfAA web page contains information on membership, many publications
(some available on-line), and a comprehensive job listings page.
- Teachers Helping Teachers. http://www.pacificnet.net/~mandel
This web site includes daily, on-line lesson plans categorized
and searchable by subject area. It also includes a forum for
educators to communicate with one another and exchange teaching
tips. The web site also contains a comprehensive Internet resource
- Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists.
While still somewhat under construction, this web site provides
career, networking, and publication information. A small but
growing list of Internet resources is also available.
Anthropology Career Information
- Anthropology Careers. http://www.nku.edu/~anthro/careers.html
This site, sponsored by the University of Northern Kentucky,
provides comprehensive information concerning anthropological
careers. It includes job listings, references to other sites
with job listings, and an extensive list of organizations that
have employment opportunities. The site also includes self-marketing
and career tips including information on resume writing and
the best way to conduct an interview.
- Anthropology On-line Career Page.
Anthropology On-line provides valuable career information and
web links to job resources available on-line.
- Career Information listed at the American Anthropological
The American Anthropological Association provides a list of
current anthropological position openings and also a reference
list of employment services on the world wide web. AAA also
has a placement service for people searching for employment,
and information concerning the placement service is available
on their web page.
- The Society for Applied Anthropology Career Page.
The SAA web page contains job listings and general career information
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