Below is a template for a teaching unit, based on our current Policing Unit. Use this format to develop your own unit.
Cultural Anthropology [Anthropology Sub-Discipline]
Summary [Write a paragraph that includes a brief introduction to the subject and the key points students will learn]:
Governments task police forces and other security units with the responsibility of maintaining order and control over civilian populations. In this unit, students will learn about policing in different countries around the world and observe the differences and similarities in law enforcements’ approaches and methods. They will also gain an understanding of how policing affects different communities and become familiar with how power, violence, and control are embodied and meted out by the institution and by individual officers. Students will study critiques of policing put forth by various scholars.
SAPIENS Articles [Choose 2-3 SAPIENS articles that are related to your topic. Write the name of the articles in quotations and add a hyperlink to the words.]:
Keywords [Include 3-4 keywords that can be used to find more SAPIENS articles with related content. You can get an idea for strong keywords by scrolling to the bottom of the articles you selected and looking at the keywords we used. You can also try different keywords using the search bar on our page to determine which words yield the best results. Add a hyperlink to the search yield page to the keywords of your choice.] :
Professor Talking Points [Offer major talking points on your subject that professors and instructors can use to shape their lessons and guide their students. Use full sentences.]:
Academic Articles [Include 2-3 articles from academic journals using Current Anthropology’s style, as below]:
Student Discussion Questions [Generate a list of 4-6 questions that can guide classroom discussion. Try to include questions that can lead to collective reflection and that touch on content from the articles you listed above.]:
Activities [Come up with 1-3 activities that students can do individually or in a group in the classroom or as a small homework assignment. These can be creative and critical, and they can involve the unit readings or closely related resources.]:
Additional Resources [Add a list of resources students and professors might incorporate into their lesson plan for this unit. These can be books, magazine articles, podcast episodes, YouTube videos, documentaries, online exhibits, websites of organizations or institutions that are involved in the subject matter. Etc. Write the medium of the resources first (book, article, podcast) in alphabetical order, then include the author or platform name followed by the title in quotations or in italics with no quotations for books. Hyperlink to the resource.]:
Unit by Eshe Lewis [Your name]