for Teaching Social Studies,
Geography, History, and Science


Anthropology, the study of both ancient and modern peoples, helps us to understand the full range of human diversity. Each of anthropology's four major fields (socio-cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, linguistics, and archaeology) shares the same goals - to understand what we are and how we came to be.

Anthropology is an interdisciplinary science that correlates closely with content standards for various subjects such as history (i.e, study of past peoples, American Indians), geography (i.e., environment and society, places and regions), social studies (i.e., culture, continuity, and change), and science (i.e., science as inquiry, evolution of human life). Incorporating some of these anthropological teaching materials and activities listed below can enhance the teaching of social studies and science courses - and the enjoyment of student learning, as well as the enjoyment of teaching.

We hope that you find these resources, most of which are on the Web, engaging, useful, and fun in your classrooms.

The AEC would like to thank Siobhan Starrs
for her time and effort in compiling this information.

The resources in this list have been recommended by members of AEC and other anthropologists. AEC believes that the sources cited here incorporate anthropological content and/or methods; however, we cannot review or screen all the listed resources.”

We have made every effort to test the integrity of the following links. If you happen across a link that no longer works, please notify Ann Kaupp (



General Anthropology

Socio-Cultural Anthropology:
Selected Cultural Topics

Anthropology by Continent


Biological Anthropology

Linguistic Anthropology

Related Topics


Definition of Anthropology Terms:

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