Category Archives: North America

Teaching about Indigenous Peoples and Cultures

Teaching about other peoples and cultures is often challenging. For me this includes teaching courses on Indigenous peoples and cultures of North America, including those known as Native Americans, Indians, Aboriginals, and First Nations. With two main challenges (authenticity and place) in mind, I recently created a new course on Indigenous Peoples and taught it in a condensed seven-week term. The class met every Friday from 9:00 – 4:00 and focused on the First Nations of the Greater Vancouver area. Four days were spent off-campus and three were spent on-campus. read more…

  • dateJuly 6, 2016
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  • posted byBob Muckle
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Studying Science, Studying Up

When I began my research at the bioscience facility at the University of Prince Edward Island—it’s also the campus where I teach—I didn’t have a particular audience in mind. At the time I was much more concerned with making the most of my opportunity to “study up,” in Laura Nader’s phrase. Toward the end, though, when I did have to start thinking about “writing culture,” and for whom, the idea of aiming for a primarily undergraduate audience, especially students in their first and second year, seemed like a good way to address problems I encounter as an instructor… read more…

  • dateAugust 5, 2014
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  • posted byUdo Krautwurst
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Mandatory Respect Language Exercise

For those teaching linguistic anthropology, we would like to share a short exercise provided to us by John L. Steckley at Humber College. Download the PDF of Dr. Steckley’s exercise on mandatory respect to use with your students. read more…

  • dateJanuary 14, 2013
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  • posted byAnna
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