Above is a short informative video about why teaching anthropology is important., Created by Hannah Tytus
The elementary students are divided into clans. This is one clan's symbol and motto.
TMSE students sit around a traditional Southeast Asian feast on the last day of class.
Anthropology is Elemental is a collaborative effort between university students and elementary students in Tuscaloosa, Alabama that started in 2011. The outreach program teaches core subjects in Anthropology like Evolution, Archaeology, Primates, and Ethnography. Our goal is to spark scientific interest in a young audience and create a positive image of anthropology in the community.
We are interested in taking this outreach further to a global level. As our program expands, we hope that former student teachers will take what they learned with them. With the tools that have been taught to them, they can start outreach programs of their own or help contribute to existing programs.
Recently, our program was given a grant by the Wenner-Gren Foundation with the intent to give free access to all our lesson plans and activities to anyone who requires it. This includes translation into other languages and communication with schools in Madagascar.
These materials are all available on the website, divided by the four sub-fields.
To hear more information about our week-to-week happenings, visit our blog. Students post summaries of their weekly lessons at TMSE. This a great companion for the lessons we upload.
The Ice Cream Clan's symbols.
Arcadia students made pottery for the Archaeology lesson.