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Be the Anthropologist!

Level: High school - Grade 11 in Ontario


Divide your students into pairs. Ask each pair to select a shoe from the web exhibition 'Appeasing the Spirits', and to complete Worksheet 3: Be the Anthropologist!. The worksheet asks students to determine how the boot or artifact is indicative of:

Each boot or artifact is indicative of all these aspects discussed in anthropology. Students should use the web exhibition as a source of information, but can also use other sources for relevant material (library or Internet).

Assign the worksheet either as written homework, or ask each pair to prepare a classroom presentation.