Structures & Culture
Part of Curriculum Collections.
These activities help students discover how everyday objects and architectural elements can be used to study different cultures.
Educator Materials Becoming a Cultural Researcher What would an anthropologist make of your toothbrush, your school locker, or a Halloween jack-o-lantern? Examine the material culture... Educator Materials Analyzing Images of Culture A picture is worth a thousand words, but whose words are they? Zoom in on how the opinions and biases of photographers can color... Educator Materials Multiple Cultures, Multiple Identities What defines you: your ethnic background, the region you live in, your age, or your gender? Correct answer: All of the above. Assemble... Educator Materials When Cultures Travel When people move, they take along more than their personal possessions. They also transport their culture. How have your family and... Educator Materials Studying the Material Culture of Three Nomadic Cultures One of the best ways to learn about a culture is to look at the objects its people use. What can you tell from the object alone?... Educator Materials Looking at Our Own Cultural Artifacts When you think of your family's traditions and beliefs, what special objects come to mind? Would the meaning and value of these objects... Educator Materials Culture as Self-Expression Every November, millions of people celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. ... in a cornucopia of different ways. Look at the role...