Teaching Tools is dedicated to the intersections between pedagogy, ethnography, and anthropology. The section is a growing resource for instructors, teaching assistants, and students, with everything from discussion guides and in-class activities to critically minded reflections on the practice, politics, and poetics of teaching anthropology, whether inside the academy or in alternative settings.

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Teaching Muslim Immigration and Integration in France

Teaching Muslim Immigration and Integration in France

Recently, the issue of Muslims living in and emigrating to various parts of Europe has been receiving much attention as difficulties with xenophobia and racism ... More

Teaching Representations of Islam in the Media

Teaching Representations of Islam in the Media

Learning Outcomes After this lesson, students will: Have an understanding of the different ways in which Western mass media content shapes our view of Islam.Hav... More

Teaching Embodiment through Technology

Teaching Embodiment through Technology

This three-hour class is intended to be modular: it is broken into three one-hour units (Embodiment, Technology, and the Case Study) that are designed to fit wi... More

Teaching Sensory Anthropology

Teaching Sensory Anthropology

Learning Outcomes After this lesson students should: Have gained basic knowledge of Sensory Anthropology and ongoing debates in the field.Have an understanding ... More

Online Resources and Blogging as Pedagogical Tools

Online Resources and Blogging as Pedagogical Tools

The lives of our students, and our lives as professors, have increasingly moved online. This can be a source of anxiety as we struggle not only to stay in step ... More

Teaching Indigenous Movements in Latin America

Teaching Indigenous Movements in Latin America

Overview Latin America is an extensive region which comprises a vast number of countries, each with distinct cultures, flavors, and stories. However, Latin Amer... More

Teaching Neoliberalism in/of Latin America

Teaching Neoliberalism in/of Latin America

In the following series of posts, I will share resources and suggestions for teaching about neoliberalism in Latin America. These resources are aimed primarily ... More

Teaching Occupy

Teaching Occupy

Overview of Theme Adapted from the Introduction to “Hot Spots: Occupy, Anthropology and the 2011 Global Uprisings”, guest edited by Jeffrey S. Juris (Northeaste... More

Backward Design for Syllabus Development

Backward Design for Syllabus Development

Problem 1) You have been asked to teach a new course and you don’t know where to begin. What books or articles should you use? What should the midterm and final... More

Pedagogical Tools: Bloom's Taxonomy

Pedagogical Tools: Bloom's Taxonomy

Problem When you pose a question to your class, do you ever get blank stares in return? Ever wonder why some of your questions "work" whereas others don't? Are ... More