Margaret Mead, Anthropologist: Theories & Overview


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Margaret Mead's mother was a well-educated _____ and her father was a(n) _____.

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1. Margaret Mead earned her PhD from _____.

2. Margaret Mead theorized that gender roles are created by _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will show your knowledge of anthropologist Margaret Mead and the influence of her research projects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Mead's mother and father
  • Where she earned her PhD
  • Gender roles' source according to Mead
  • Learning theory and anthropology

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Mead
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about anthropology related to Mead's studies
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about gender roles in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more Mead and her career, review the lesson on Theories of Margaret Mead. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Her childhood in Philadelphia, PA
  • Mead's time attending Barnard College in New York City
  • Society's impact on gender roles
  • Mead's book Coming of Age in Samoa