39 Virtual Field Trip Essay – Assignment

Your Field Guide

Explore the Required Website

Choose a Topic and Explore More Deeply

In addition to the required resources, choose one of these topics to dive deeper. Use these links, to learn more about your topic:

People

Two Spirit Powwow

Instructions

Welcome to the Module Two “virtual field trip” assignment! As with the previous field trip, it consists of a visit to online websites and articles – but this one has a new twist:

As you write up your “Field Trip Essay” – where you describe, analyze, and reflect on what you have learned – you will also be asked to compare and contrast this culture and topic with the one you studied in your first Field Trip (or another option from Field Trip One). This is part of the holistic and comparative approach used by anthropologists: As we see similarities between cultures, we also see what makes each culture unique.

  1. Choose one of the Field Trip Options to visit for your field trip.
    • Look at the weblinks and articles that are listed. Explore all the areas of the website(s).
    • Listen to interviews and watch videos, if available.
  2. Once you have finished your Field Trip, write up your Field Trip Essay to submit as a Discussion post by the date listed in the Syllabus.
    • Write a 350-word essay, with two internal citations and a Bibliography.

Essay Requirements

Introduction: In your opening paragraph, introduce the culture and topic of your Field Trip, and include the name of at least one source you visited in the Field Trip Option — a website or an article (add the internal citation!).

Exploration: This is the heart of your essay! Address the following two areas in your essay, to share what you learned during your Field Trip assignment. Each of these should be at least one paragraph (6-7 sentences minimum).

  1. Overview of the topic. Give a general summary of information about the topic.
  2. Holistic and comparative analysis (choose one):
    • Compare AND contrast what you have learned about this culture/topic with one other culture/topic you have studied in this class. Be sure to explain at least one similarity AND one difference between the two cultures/topics.

Remember: Use grammar and spell-check! Include a bibliography and two internal citations – one from a source in the field trip options, and one from our text readings for this module.

  • Submit your essay to the assignments tool.
  • Copy and paste a copy of your essay into the Discussion tool.
  • Read the essays posted by your peers, and a post a comment to two peers (75 words minimum each). Due one week after you post your initial essay.

Your Field Guide

Explore the Required Websites

Choose a Topic and Explore More Deeply

In addition to the required resources, choose one of these topics to dive deeper. Use these links, to learn more about your topic:

History and Culture

Tattoos

Instructions

Welcome to the Module Two “virtual field trip” assignment! As with the previous field trip, it consists of a visit to online websites and articles – but this one has a new twist:

As you write up your “Field Trip Essay” – where you describe, analyze, and reflect on what you have learned – you will also be asked to compare and contrast this culture and topic with the one you studied in your first Field Trip (or another option from Field Trip One). This is part of the holistic and comparative approach used by anthropologists: As we see similarities between cultures, we also see what makes each culture unique.

  1. Choose one of the Field Trip Options to visit for your field trip.
    • Look at the weblinks and articles that are listed. Explore all the areas of the website(s).
    • Listen to interviews and watch videos, if available.
  2. Once you have finished your Field Trip, write up your Field Trip Essay to submit as a Discussion post by the date listed in the Syllabus.
    • Write a 350-word essay, with two internal citations and a Bibliography.

Essay Requirements

Introduction: In your opening paragraph, introduce the culture and topic of your Field Trip, and include the name of at least one source you visited in the Field Trip Option — a website or an article (add the internal citation!).

Exploration: This is the heart of your essay! Address the following two areas in your essay, to share what you learned during your Field Trip assignment. Each of these should be at least one paragraph (6-7 sentences minimum).

  1. Overview of the topic. Give a general summary of information about the topic.
  2. Holistic and comparative analysis (choose one):
    • Compare AND contrast what you have learned about this culture/topic with one other culture/topic you have studied in this class. Be sure to explain at least one similarity AND one difference between the two cultures/topics.

Remember: Use grammar and spell-check! Include a bibliography and two internal citations – one from a source in the field trip options, and one from our text readings for this module.

  • Submit your essay to the assignments tool.
  • Copy and paste a copy of your essay into the Discussion tool.
  • Read the essays posted by your peers, and a post a comment to two peers (75 words minimum each). Due one week after you post your initial essay.

Your Field Guide

Start Here

Use the suggested websites below to get a broad view of your desitnation, or select another scholarly resource to get started:


Choose ONE and Explore More Deeply

Choose one of these two topics.

Use the suggested links below to explore your topic more deeply or select your own scholarly resources:

Arts

  • Website: Inspired Natives: Not Native Inspired, Eighth Generation: Through the Inspired Natives Project, Eighth Generation creates opportunities for cultural artists who, like Louie a short 8 years ago, struggle to meet demand for their handmade cultural art.

Fashion

Costumes

Sports

Entertainment

Instructions

Welcome to the Module Two “virtual field trip” assignment! As with the previous field trip, it consists of a visit to online websites and articles – but this one has a new twist:

As you write up your “Field Trip Essay” – where you describe, analyze, and reflect on what you have learned – you will also be asked to compare and contrast this culture and topic with the one you studied in your first Field Trip (or another option from Field Trip One). This is part of the holistic and comparative approach used by anthropologists: As we see similarities between cultures, we also see what makes each culture unique.

  1. Choose one of the Field Trip Options to visit for your field trip.
    • Look at the weblinks and articles that are listed. Explore all the areas of the website(s).
    • Listen to interviews and watch videos, if available.
  2. Once you have finished your Field Trip, write up your Field Trip Essay to submit as a Discussion post by the date listed in the Syllabus.
    • Write a 350-word essay, with two internal citations and a Bibliography.

Essay Requirements

Introduction: In your opening paragraph, introduce the culture and topic of your Field Trip, and include the name of at least one source you visited in the Field Trip Option — a website or an article (add the internal citation!).

Exploration: This is the heart of your essay! Address the following two areas in your essay, to share what you learned during your Field Trip assignment. Each of these should be at least one paragraph (6-7 sentences minimum).

  1. Overview of the topic. Give a general summary of information about the topic.
  2. Holistic and comparative analysis (choose one):
    • Compare AND contrast what you have learned about this culture/topic with one other culture/topic you have studied in this class. Be sure to explain at least one similarity AND one difference between the two cultures/topics.

Remember: Use grammar and spell-check! Include a bibliography and two internal citations – one from a source in the field trip options, and one from our text readings for this module.

  • Submit your essay to the assignments tool.
  • Copy and paste a copy of your essay into the Discussion tool.
  • Read the essays posted by your peers, and a post a comment to two peers (75 words minimum each). Due one week after you post your initial essay.

Your Field Guide

Explore the Required Resources

Choose A Topic and Explore More Deeply

Choose ONE of these two topics.

Use the suggested links below to explore your topic more deeply or select your own scholarly resources:

Apache Nai’es Ceremony (Woman’s Coming of Age Ceremony)

Kaningara Skin Cutting Ritual (Man’s Coming of Age Ceremony)

Instructions

Welcome to the Module Two “virtual field trip” assignment! As with the previous field trip, it consists of a visit to online websites and articles – but this one has a new twist:

As you write up your “Field Trip Essay” – where you describe, analyze, and reflect on what you have learned – you will also be asked to compare and contrast this culture and topic with the one you studied in your first Field Trip (or another option from Field Trip One). This is part of the holistic and comparative approach used by anthropologists: As we see similarities between cultures, we also see what makes each culture unique.

  1. Choose one of the Field Trip Options to visit for your field trip.
    • Look at the weblinks and articles that are listed. Explore all the areas of the website(s).
    • Listen to interviews and watch videos, if available.
  2. Once you have finished your Field Trip, write up your Field Trip Essay to submit as a Discussion post by the date listed in the Syllabus.
    • Write a 350-word essay, with two internal citations and a Bibliography.

Essay Requirements

Introduction: In your opening paragraph, introduce the culture and topic of your Field Trip, and include the name of at least one source you visited in the Field Trip Option — a website or an article (add the internal citation!).

Exploration: This is the heart of your essay! Address the following two areas in your essay, to share what you learned during your Field Trip assignment. Each of these should be at least one paragraph (6-7 sentences minimum).

  1. Overview of the topic. Give a general summary of information about the topic.
  2. Holistic and comparative analysis (choose one):
    • Compare AND contrast what you have learned about this culture/topic with one other culture/topic you have studied in this class. Be sure to explain at least one similarity AND one difference between the two cultures/topics.

Remember: Use grammar and spell-check! Include a bibliography and two internal citations – one from a source in the field trip options, and one from our text readings for this module.

  • Submit your essay to the assignments tool.
  • Copy and paste a copy of your essay into the Discussion tool.
  • Read the essays posted by your peers, and a post a comment to two peers (75 words minimum each). Due one week after you post your initial essay.

Your Field Guide

Start Here

Use the suggested websites below to get a broad view of your desitnation, or select another scholarly resource to get started:

  • Website: Smithsonian, National Museum of the American Indian: Circle of Dance
    Circle of Dance presents Native dance as a vibrant, meaningful, and diverse form of cultural expression. Featuring ten social and ceremonial dances from throughout the Americas, the exhibition illuminates the significance of each dance and highlights the unique characteristics of its movements and music.
  • Article: An Evolving Ritual, Smithsonian,
    The National Powwow showcases a mixture of tradition and competition.

Pow Wow

Instructions

Welcome to the Module Two “virtual field trip” assignment! As with the previous field trip, it consists of a visit to online websites and articles – but this one has a new twist:

As you write up your “Field Trip Essay” – where you describe, analyze, and reflect on what you have learned – you will also be asked to compare and contrast this culture and topic with the one you studied in your first Field Trip (or another option from Field Trip One). This is part of the holistic and comparative approach used by anthropologists: As we see similarities between cultures, we also see what makes each culture unique.

  1. Choose one of the Field Trip Options to visit for your field trip.
    • Look at the weblinks and articles that are listed. Explore all the areas of the website(s).
    • Listen to interviews and watch videos, if available.
  2. Once you have finished your Field Trip, write up your Field Trip Essay to submit as a Discussion post by the date listed in the Syllabus.
    • Write a 350-word essay, with two internal citations and a Bibliography.

Essay Requirements

Introduction: In your opening paragraph, introduce the culture and topic of your Field Trip, and include the name of at least one source you visited in the Field Trip Option — a website or an article (add the internal citation!).

Exploration: This is the heart of your essay! Address the following two areas in your essay, to share what you learned during your Field Trip assignment. Each of these should be at least one paragraph (6-7 sentences minimum).

  1. Overview of the topic. Give a general summary of information about the topic.
  2. Holistic and comparative analysis (choose one):
    • Compare AND contrast what you have learned about this culture/topic with one other culture/topic you have studied in this class. Be sure to explain at least one similarity AND one difference between the two cultures/topics.

Remember: Use grammar and spell-check! Include a bibliography and two internal citations – one from a source in the field trip options, and one from our text readings for this module.

  • Submit your essay to the assignments tool.
  • Copy and paste a copy of your essay into the Discussion tool.
  • Read the essays posted by your peers, and a post a comment to two peers (75 words minimum each). Due one week after you post your initial essay.

Your Field Guide

Start Here

Use the suggested websites below to get a broad view of your desitnation, or select another scholarly resource to get started:

United Nations

United States

Arizona

Instructions

Welcome to the Module Two “virtual field trip” assignment! As with the previous field trip, it consists of a visit to online websites and articles – but this one has a new twist:

As you write up your “Field Trip Essay” – where you describe, analyze, and reflect on what you have learned – you will also be asked to compare and contrast this culture and topic with the one you studied in your first Field Trip (or another option from Field Trip One). This is part of the holistic and comparative approach used by anthropologists: As we see similarities between cultures, we also see what makes each culture unique.

  1. Choose one of the Field Trip Options to visit for your field trip.
    • Look at the weblinks and articles that are listed. Explore all the areas of the website(s).
    • Listen to interviews and watch videos, if available.
  2. Once you have finished your Field Trip, write up your Field Trip Essay to submit as a Discussion post by the date listed in the Syllabus.
    • Write a 350-word essay, with two internal citations and a Bibliography.

Essay Requirements

Introduction: In your opening paragraph, introduce the culture and topic of your Field Trip, and include the name of at least one source you visited in the Field Trip Option — a website or an article (add the internal citation!).

Exploration: This is the heart of your essay! Address the following two areas in your essay, to share what you learned during your Field Trip assignment. Each of these should be at least one paragraph (6-7 sentences minimum).

  1. Overview of the topic. Give a general summary of information about the topic.
  2. Holistic and comparative analysis (choose one):
    • Compare AND contrast what you have learned about this culture/topic with one other culture/topic you have studied in this class. Be sure to explain at least one similarity AND one difference between the two cultures/topics.

Remember: Use grammar and spell-check! Include a bibliography and two internal citations – one from a source in the field trip options, and one from our text readings for this module.

  • Submit your essay to the assignments tool.
  • Copy and paste a copy of your essay into the Discussion tool.
  • Read the essays posted by your peers, and a post a comment to two peers (75 words minimum each). Due one week after you post your initial essay.

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