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Browsing National Museum of Natural History by Subject "Biological Anthropology"

Browsing National Museum of Natural History by Subject "Biological Anthropology"

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  • Brooks, Alison S. (2004)
    'AnthroNotes' editor Alison Brooks describes an AAAS program designed to facilitate between scientific and religious communities; resources listed at the end can provide interesting topics for classroom debate.
  • Schwartz, Douglas W. (2008)
    An account of how early scientific experiences in the life of Charles Darwin shaped the genius who eventually produced the theory of evolution by natural selection.
  • Sussman, Robert W. (1997)
    Anthropologists can provide rich information about human diversity and help combat problems related to misunderstandings over this diversity.
  • Njenga, Ann; Manthi, Frederick Kyalo (2007)
    Kenyan educator Njenga and Dr. Manthi of the National Museum of Kenya examine difficulties faced by Kenyan educators, as well as their American counterparts, when teaching human prehistory and evolution to precollege students.
  • Hrdy, Sarah Blaffer (2008)
    Sociobiologist Hrdy excerpts her book 'Mother Nature: A History of Mothers, Infants, and Natural Selection' to discuss how male biases shaped Darwinian, Social Darwinian, and other evolution theories.
  • Armelagos, George J.; Barnes, Kathleen C.; Lin, James (1996)
    The resistance of many infections to antibiotics today is seen as the latest major health crisis in human history; for an updated version of this article, see 'Anthropology Explored, 2nd ed.'
  • Sussman, Robert W. (1997)
    Assessing the role that learning and aggression play in chimpanzee and human societies.
  • Cohen, Mark N. (1992)
    The view that over time ancient human nutrition declined and disease increased creates debate; for an updated version of this article, see 'Anthropology Explored, 2nd ed.'
  • Brooks, Alison S. (2010)
    Anthropologist and 'AnthroNotes' editor Brooks presents recent research about and new perspectives on the development of human bipedalism, including the idea that bipedal running was a key causal factor in human evolution.
  • Brooks, Alison S.; Potts, Richard (2003)
    New evidence of variety, adaptability, and sophistication among our earliest ancestors; for an updated version of this article, see 'Anthropology Explored, 2nd ed.'
  • Overbey, Mary Margaret (2007)
    Website, educational materials, and a traveling museum exhibit convey a comprehensive and integrative story about race and human variation; suitable for middle-school age children through adults.
  • Grinker, Roy Richard (2006)
    Based on his study of autism in over a dozen countries, Grinker defines autism and presents brief case studies of how families in India cope with their autistic children.
  • Brooks, Alison S. (2007)
    Professor of Anthropology and 'AnthroNotes' editor Brooks provides answers to a series of questions commonly asked by students about human evolution.
  • Dittemore, Margaret R. (1996)
    Websites with a variety of anthropology-related content useful to pre-collegiate teachers from kindergarten through senior high; search by title in boldface type as some links have changed since publication.
  • Selig, Ruth O.; Brooks, Alison S.; Kaupp, P. Ann; Lanouette, JoAnne, eds. (1984)
    Summary of how former participants in the GWU/Smithsonian Institution 'Anthropology for Teachers' program incorporate anthropology into their teaching.
  • Griffiths, Cam (1985)
    Innovative high school course unites biology and anthropology; suitable for grades 11-12.
  • Pobiner, Briana (2008)
    Smithsonian paleoanthropologist Pobiner's list of websites offers teachers scientifically sound material for teaching about human evolution.
  • King, Barbara J. (2008)
    Anthropologist King discusses various great ape species in light of research into their emotional lives, communication abilities, and capacity to understand the perspective of others.
  • Brown, Peter J.; Sweeney, Jennifer (2009)
    Discussion of obesity from an anthropological standpoint: historical context, biological and cultural perspectives, and cross-cultural standards of beauty.
  • Beck, Benjamin B. (1997)
    National Zoological Park's Think Tank is the world's first-ever exhibit about animal cognition; it features orangutans, among other animals.

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