Friday, December 28, 2007

eMusic Lists - Save For Later

Stephen Katz, author of Cultural Aging: Life Course, Lifestyle and Senior Worlds (Broadview Press).
This book offers an approach to identity defined by location within one's life course.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

H.S. sociology text marginalizes anthropology [accompanying URL to book, here quoting] "...the social sciences"

[Anthropology] ...closely related to sociology. Anthropology, however, concentrates on studying preliterate societies. Sociologists focus on modern, industrialized societies.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Teaching with heritage in secondary education

Dear Colleague

We would like to inform you of another European heritage project, HEREDUC, a European partnership, formed with the aim of developing new approaches to heritage education. The project has developed a handbook for teachers entitled Heritage in the Classroom and an In-service Training Course. For more information about these and other HEREDUC activities, please consult their website, at

Next spring, from April 24th to May 1st 2008 the in-service training

course: "Teaching with heritage in secondary education" will be organised for the second time in the historic castle of Alden Biesen in Bilzen, Belgium ( Beginning with a theoretical introduction to what heritage and heritage education is, the course will go on to explore the castle of Alden Biesen and the surrounding area as a case studythrough observation and exploration exercises, active workshops and guided visits.

This course is primarily aimed at secondary school teachers and teacher trainers, however others working in the heritage sector can also apply for a European grant to participate. You will find more information about this in the attached promotion leaflet for the course.

We would greatly appreciate your help in informing your colleagues in your country or institution about this course. A free copy of Heritage in the Classroom can be obtained by contacting Ms. Veerle de Troyer at

With Best Regards


Ename Center for Public Archaeology and Heritage Presentation

Abdijstraat 13-15 9700 Oudenaarde BELGIUM

tel + 32 55 30 03 44

fax + 32 55 30 35 19



Lynn M. Alex
Director of Education and Outreach
Office of the State Archaeologist
700 Clinton Street Building
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa  52242
(319) 384-0561

Monday, December 3, 2007

Welcome colleagues teaching anthropology

Following the successful "Anthropolgy Goes to High School" discussion forum (Nov. 28, 2007) and poster session (Nov. 30) at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, I've set up this mechanism for gathering your links and vivid excerpts for teaching anthro to and with young people. I believe attached images and audio files will also be "live" when you send your posting via email. I'll write separately to those involved in the session with the access code so each person can freely add content to this website at
-- Guven Witteveen, anthroview@gmail. (dotCom)

==== URLs mentioned at the sessions ==== is the DVD "anthropology - real careers, real people" is the traveling exhibit URL; a set of 3 short movies derived from the project will go out to AAA members upon request to Peggy Overbey, poverbey@aaanet DotOrg. by David Homa,
using "gabcast" to add audio "mini-lectures," by RAI's roving Public Education Officer with links and reports of anthro events and opportunities in London and around the UK is about the London Anthropology Day to raise interest and awareness in young people - Maybe do something analogous at 2008 aaa meeting in San Francisco? has excerpts and links spotted from time to time by GPWitteveen; see also his leads

subscribing to e-list for k12 anthro teaching, maintained at AAA, is the home for the American Foreign Academic Research (Mat Saunders) is an innovative teacher development model comprising about 30 school teachers from surround districts and about 30 grad students (mainly Ed School) at Michigan State U. The monthly meetings help to personalize the wide world for both parties. See the presentation by Guven Witteveen, gives short narrated; audio slideshows using software uses a different method to create Interactive Essays (text, hotlinks, audio, images) is a directory of free (mp3 format) audio recordings by genre is a database with lessons, announcements, opportunities for international education and are well received methods for movie and audio slideshow distribution. Diverse education technology references, methods and links are gathered at