What is it to be "human"?



Who cares? All people care, they question life and seek to know what is human nature, especially Anthropologists.
Anthropologists help to inform societies and governments, especially regarding decisions about use of resources and the extinction of cultures around the globe.

Concepts

1. Concepts: Anthropology seeks to answer the question, "What is it to be human?"
All cultures have equal worth, there is huge diversity, but also similarities.
Anthropologists use various methods, including observation and fieldwork, to study various groups.
2. Importance of concepts:
To study other cultures opens one's mind to accept diversity and self-reflection.
There needs to be certain standards and practices followed for accurate conclusions to be made.
3. Relevance:
Anthropology informs decision making and widens one's perspective.
4. Other subjects:
Science, journalism, economics, government, religion, art.
5. Students will collaborate to examine, with digital tools, aspects of their own culture, analyze data to select significant data and develop conclusions about what it is to be an American. Students will then create a digital format to present their conclusions.
6. Aspects to interest students:
Marriage, family, sex, religion, clothing, housing, music, television, movies, food, shopping, transportation, language, technology, sports, games, art, jobs.
7. Learning dispositions: observant, curious, persistant, cooperative, reflective.