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Ch 1: Introduction to Anthropology: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Introduction to Anthropology chapter of this Intro to Anthropology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master an understanding of introductory anthropology. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of introductory anthropology.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering introductory anthropology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn introductory anthropology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding introductory anthropology
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning social science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about introductory anthropology
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra social science learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Introduction to Anthropology chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Introduction to Anthropology chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any anthropology basics question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in an introduction to anthropology unit of a standard intro to anthropology course. Topics covered include:

  • Recurring themes in history
  • Physical anthropology
  • Cultural anthropology
  • Linguistic anthropology
  • Archaeological anthropology

12 Lessons in Chapter 1: Introduction to Anthropology: Help and Review
Understanding the Field of Anthropology

1. Understanding the Field of Anthropology

This lesson offers a brief overview of the field of anthropology and explains terms like 'Homo sapien' as well as the works of Charles Darwin and Franz Boas.

Overview of Physical Anthropology

2. Overview of Physical Anthropology

This lesson will seek to give an overview of physical anthropology, a branch of science that encompasses both biology and social science. In doing so, it will highlight fossils, Homo Sapiens, and paleontology.

What is Cultural Anthropology?

3. What is Cultural Anthropology?

This lesson will be a brief overview of cultural anthropology. It will highlight the concept of culture while also defining the main branches of archaeology, anthropological linguistics, and ethnology.

Understanding Linguistic Anthropology

4. Understanding Linguistic Anthropology

This lesson will seek to give an overview of linguistic anthropology. In doing so, it will highlight the specialty areas of historical, descriptive, and sociolinguistics, as well as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis.

Overview of Archaeological Anthropology

5. Overview of Archaeological Anthropology

This lesson will give an overview of archaeological anthropology. In doing so, it will explain the concept of prehistory, the specialty of historical archaeology, and the terms 'artifact' and 'excavate.'

Cultural Transmission: Definition & Theory

6. Cultural Transmission: Definition & Theory

Through this lesson, you will learn how to define cultural transmission and gain insight into the theoretical foundation and importance of the concept. When you are through with the lesson, you can test your new knowledge with a short quiz.

Holism in Anthropology: Definition & Examples

7. Holism in Anthropology: Definition & Examples

In anthropology, the term 'holism' can be found in more than one context, which might seem confusing. Through this lesson, you will learn what defines holism and explore some of the ways that it is used as a methodological approach to anthropology.

Margaret Mead, Anthropologist: Theories & Overview

8. Margaret Mead, Anthropologist: Theories & Overview

Study the life and work of the anthropologist Margaret Mead, and learn how her observations and theories have influenced the areas of anthropology, psychology, and women's rights.

Definition of Culture in Anthropology: Characteristics & Concept

9. Definition of Culture in Anthropology: Characteristics & Concept

In this lesson we will define culture as it is used in anthropology and the social sciences. We will include a brief discussion of the major concepts in the study of culture.

What is Genocide? - Definition, History & Examples

10. What is Genocide? - Definition, History & Examples

In this lesson we will explore the meaning of genocide, offer some historical examples of genocide around the world, discuss the stages of a genocide, as well as the methods a country or state may use to deny a genocide has occurred.

Who Invented High Heels?

11. Who Invented High Heels?

High heels are typically thought of as a fashion item exclusively for women. However, as this lesson will explain, men were the first ones to wear them. This lesson will also identify some of the first cultures noted for the inventions of high heels.

How to Make a Timeline

12. How to Make a Timeline

In social studies, one of the easiest ways to study past events is by reading a timeline. This lesson explains the necessary steps to make a timeline of your own!

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