The Great Dust Bowl & Anticipating Uncertainty (lesson plan)

Objectives Explore a historic example of US agro-ecological system collapse. Consider appropriate prevention measures to protect from similar future events. Required Readings McLeman, R. A., Dupre, J., Ford, L. B., Ford, J., Gajewski, K., & Marchildon, G. (2014). What we learned from the Dust Bowl: lessons in science, policy, and adaptation. Population and Environment, 35(4), 417-440. History Brief: … Continue reading The Great Dust Bowl & Anticipating Uncertainty (lesson plan)

Past, Present, & Future Food (lesson plan)

I've been debating posting my lesson plans for class here. However, I know that I frequently search the internet for materials to modify for my classroom. This is an experiment; both posting it here and my lecture videos. Depending on reactions, here is the first post. This topic comes from my anthropology course, Changing Climate, … Continue reading Past, Present, & Future Food (lesson plan)

Fieldnotes Are Research Notes

Professional people-watching requires extensive note-taking. Ethnographers use their fieldnotes to keep track of everything as they conduct their research. They are writers first and foremost. Learning to write useful fieldnotes, to keep good research notes, is an essential skill for environmental and ecological anthropologists. It is evident from my review of the initial Field Notes … Continue reading Fieldnotes Are Research Notes