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Largish lecture courses with teaching assistants

Margaret Beck

Department of Anthropology


Presentation and course goals

  • Highlight information and improve ease of review

  • Engage and involve students

  • Set up further work in discussion sections

  • Save time for instructor when teaching material again


The Contact Period

  • Movement and resettlement

    • Movement due to pressures from other groups or forcible resettlement

  • Near extermination of bison

    • 60 million bison in 1800 to < 1000 in 1895

Brulé Sioux ration card and beaded case, late 1800s. Native Universe, p. 133

Kiowa outside a government commissary, ca. 1870, Anadarko, Oklahoma. Native Universe, p. 133


The Contact Period

  • Movement and resettlement

    • Movement due to pressures from other groups or forcible resettlement

  • Near extermination of bison

    • 60 million bison in 1800 to < 1000 in 1895

Brulé Sioux ration card and beaded case, late 1800s. Native Universe, p. 133

Kiowa outside a government commissary, ca. 1870, Anadarko, Oklahoma. Native Universe, p. 133


The Contact Period

  • Movement and resettlement

    • Movement due to pressures from other groups or forcible resettlement

  • Near extermination of bison

    • 60 million bison in 1800 to < 1000 in 1895

Brulé Sioux ration card and beaded case, late 1800s. Native Universe, p. 133

Kiowa outside a government commissary, ca. 1870, Anadarko, Oklahoma. Native Universe, p. 133


Chiefly Warfare Cult or Southern Cult

  • Chiefly cult of elite nobles based on warfare

  • Identified by

    • Specific motifs and symbols

    • Exotic raw materials (copper, marine shells)

    • Markers of chiefly office (monolithic axes, copper pendants and plates, shell disks or gorgets, decorated vessels, engraved shell cups)


Arctic circle

Arctic environment

Location, climate, geography, vegetation

Time periods (Paleoindian, Archaic, Contact, and modern)

Thule tradition

Material culture and technology

Kayak, umiak, toggle harpoon, ulu

Colonization and spread of people across Arctic

Effects of European contact

Linguistic and cultural divisions

Terms and concepts


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Practice questions

  • T or F? Plains hunters could not kill large numbers of bison at once without the horse.


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Practice questions

  • T or F? Plains hunters could not kill large numbers of bison at once without the horse.


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Practice questions

  • T or F? Plains hunters could not kill large numbers of bison at once without the horse.

  • T or F? Teepees are a relatively recent invention on the Great Plains.


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Practice questions

  • T or F? Plains hunters could not kill large numbers of bison at once without the horse.

  • T or F? Teepees are a relatively recent invention on the Great Plains.

  • How do we know that some Plains groups were farmers 1,000 years ago?


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Practice questions

  • T or F? Plains hunters could not kill large numbers of bison at once without the horse.

  • T or F? Teepees are a relatively recent invention on the Great Plains.

  • How do we know that some Plains groups were farmers 1,000 years ago?

  • What is a travois?


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Practice questions

  • T or F? Plains hunters could not kill large numbers of bison at once without the horse.

  • T or F? Teepees are a relatively recent invention on the Great Plains.

  • How do we know that some Plains groups were farmers 1,000 years ago?

  • What is a travois?

  • The “point system” in battle, termed ______, involved touching rather than killing the opponent.


Will not appear on ICON

Practice questions

  • T or F? Plains hunters could not kill large numbers of bison at once without the horse.

  • T or F? Teepees are a relatively recent invention on the Great Plains.

  • How do we know that some Plains groups were farmers 1,000 years ago?

  • What is a travois?

  • The “point system” in battle, termed ______, involved touching rather than killing the opponent.

  • How is the High Plains different from the Prairie Plains?


Lecture format

Geography and environment

  • Cold climate

  • Large bodies of water

  • Icy terrain

  • Paucity of vegetation

Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner


Discussion format


Apply course material

What is represented here?

Shell gorget, diameter 10 cm

Reproduction of shell gorget (Etowah, GA)


Apply course material

What is represented here?

Shell gorget, diameter 10 cm

Ceremonial mace from Pike County, Illinois, made from Mill Creek chert.

Necklaces of pearl beads from Craig Mound, Spiro. The pearls were obtained from freshwater mussels.


Apply course material

What is represented here?

Deer Mask (Craig Mound, Spiro Mounds, OK, A.D. 1200–1400); red cedar and marine shell, 29.2 x 15.9 cm

Reproduction of shell gorget (Etowah, GA)


Discussion sections

Review

Apply

occipital bun

massive brow ridges

http://www.starpulse.com/Television/Jeopardy/gallery/JEOPARDYTVS03/

Discuss

Q. How did agriculture change human societies?


Saving time

  • Standardize PowerPoint format

  • Caption images

  • Use repetition to reinforce material

    • Base review sheets and exam questions on terms, concepts and practice questions

  • Type lecture notes for each slide

“Jay’s World” by Edward Piercy (May 20, 2009). http://my.opera.com/edwardpiercy/blog/index.dml/tag/Photography


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