Teaching and Learning Anthropology JOURNAL

Teaching and Learning Anthropology (TLA) publishes analytical, reflective, and review articles on the topic of teaching and learning anthropology. The journal also publishes original undergraduate and graduate anthropological research and writing. We seek to engage a broad audience of faculty and students through open-access publishing. TLA also publishes a variety of teaching anthropology resources that can be found on this website.

 

Check out our most recent teaching resources!

Teaching Early Societies (as a prelude to environmental anthropology)

Arial view of winding road ocean. In introductions to cultural anthropology, teaching hunter-gatherer societies might seem like a necessary (although boring) pitstop on the way to the exciting, recent ethnographic studies. For me, the “early societies” week in...

Teaching Personal Narratives of Youth, Gender, and Activism in the Middle East

Mural exploring gender relationships in downtown Amman, Jordan. I use this resource in three classes: my introduction to sociocultural anthropology (when talking about the social construction of gender), a class on everyday subjectivity in the contemporary Middle...

Teaching Indigenous Languages and Language Revitalization Efforts

Hosted by Northern Arizona University, the Teaching Indigenous Languages website offers a wealth of pedagogical information on language revitalization. For instance, they offer a range of useful links on teaching methods for different indigenous languages like Maori...

Learn About Ancient Egypt with the British Museum

The interactive webpage, Ancient Egypt, hosted by the British Museum allows students to digitally learn about topics like mummification, pyramids, geography, and religion through stories, activities, and quizzes. For example, students learn about timekeeping through...

Visualizando la discapacidad: Caravana en silla de ruedas a través de Bolivia

Caravana de integración sillas de ruedas del 2011-2012 Guía pedagógica Este recurso educativo, también disponible en inglés, involucra a los estudiantes en cursos de antropología cultural de pregrado y posgrado para pensar críticamente sobre una amplia gama de...

Visualizing Disability: Wheelchair Caravan Across Bolivia

Wheelchair Caravan of Integration Across Bolivia PEDAGOGICAL GUIDE This educational resource, also available in Spanish, enables students in undergraduate and graduate cultural anthropology courses to analyze the “Wheelchair Caravan of Integration,” a mass...

Enseñando Relativismo Cultural a través de la Educación Mediática

Como profesor en la era de la información, creo que es importante incluir Educación Mediática en mis cursos. El acceso que tienen los estudiantes de hoy a la información ilimitada por medio de Internet es tanto una bendición como una maldición. Es un hecho sin...

Considering Intangible Values and Social Context in Cultural Resource Management

The Pinery stage station, a historic resource of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Photo credit: National Park Service. By: Rochelle Bloom The article, A Critique of Unfeeling Heritage, by Denis Byrne, is a useful text to introduce holistic approaches to...

Teaching Endangered Language Preservation using “The Linguists” Film

Movie poster for The Linguists, from Ironbound Films Ideal for introductory linguistic as well as cultural anthropology classes focused on the nation-state or childhood, this 104 minute documentary film helps students better understand the real-world...

Teaching Anthropological Analysis through Annotated Participant Observation Essay

By: Danica Loucks Students just beginning their undergraduate education may not have a strong grasp of the distinction between description and analysis and what that looks like in anthropological work. If they’re just beginning to be introduced to anthropology...