6th Grade GT ELECTIVE-ANTHROPLOGY
Welcome. Be prepared to grow your mind!!!!!!! The semester curriculum will investigate 2 of the four 4 sub disciplines of anthropology: biological and cultural. This will give you knowledge of human diversity through evolution and migration. We will look at how this developed objectivity/subjectivity and stereotypes/biases. You will practice this knowledge with an ethnography of a major other than your own using tools that include observation, surveying, and interviews.
You will create products that fit your learning and complete goals as according the ALP (advanced learning plan) we write. I am very excited to be working with you. Please feel free to ask me any questions.
Week 1-intro of materials
Week 2&3&4-genetics, migration, adaptation
Week 5-the brain, left vs right.
Week 6&7-elements of culture, stereotypes & biases
Week 8&9-sub culture
Week 11-ALP goals
Week 15-paper write up
Week 16-product creation
Please refer to the anthropology page on my wordpress for class updates
Edmodo account to turn in work
Word press account for portfolio and updates
ATTENDANCE AND TARDIES
Students are expected to be in class and on time. If tardies become a pattern they will be addressed via the discipline ladder.
Phones can be an integral part of our curriculum, but can also be a distraction. If phone are out during inappropriate times I will confiscate them.
The culminating grade will be made of three parts: process, product, and project. The content and weight of these assignments is progressive. Process 25%, Product 25%, Project 50%