Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, Guest and Daughter)
In Chapter 1, Lila introduces the fieldwork she expected to do as an anthropologist. The objective of this lesson is to discuss the work of an anthropologist.
1) Research: Look up these terms and write definitions for each: anthropologist, ethnography, and anthropological fieldwork. Write the answers to these questions: What are different types of anthropology? Is ethnography a branch of anthropology? In what types of anthropology is fieldwork important? What would be some things an anthropologist might do while conducting fieldwork? What type of training would an anthropologist have before doing fieldwork?
2) Partner discussion: Divide the class into groups of 2-3. Was Lila an anthropologist? Would she be considered a cultural anthropologist? Why? Where did she wish to do fieldwork? What were the two subjects of study that she pursued during her fieldwork? Did Lila have to change the focus of her subject after she established her...
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