Aloha! The 2015 Annual Meeting for The Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges (SACC) is currently taking place in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Although HRAF is one of the sponsors for this meeting, we cannot attend because we are snowed in New Haven, CT. However, as we are shoveling the snow, our thoughts and spirits are with the SACC meeting and its attendees who currently get to enjoy warm and sunny Hawaii.
Today’s schedule at the SACC Meeting includes a presentation by our second guest speaker, Dr. Daniel E. Brown of the University of Hawaii at Hilo. He is presenting on his biological anthropological research – “Stress in Paradise: Biomarkers of Human Experience in Hawaii.
As the logo on the SACC website states, the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges is all about teaching. HRAF can be used as resource to provide faculty with ideas to incorporate HRAF’s online cross-cultural databases — eHRAF World Cultures & eHRAF Archaeology, into their course curriculum. HRAF’s 40 online student exercises and assignments teach undergraduate students about cultural diversity and social life around the world. Some of the topics found in Teaching eHRAF include:
- Ethnology and Ethnography in Anthropology
- Hunter-Gatherers (Explaining Human Culture)
- Anthropology of Religion (Burial Practices)
- Native Peoples of South America
- Cross-Cultural Study of Violence
- Explorations in Cross Cultural Anthropology
- Ecological Function in Nomadic Society
- Ritual Kinship
- Bizarre Foods
- Topics in Medical Anthropology (Causes of Diseases, Reproductive Health, Aging)
The image below is an excerpt of the list of some of the exercises and assignments that can be found in the Teaching eHRAF with sections on general anthropology, medical anthropology, archaeology, and research and methods.
Screenshot of some of the exercises and assignments found in Teaching eHRAF