Culturally Responsive Teaching with NPR

  1. Visit
  2. Click on the search bar in the navigation bar (top of the page)
  3. Search for your subject matter (ex: “anthropology”, “biology”, “political science,” etc.)
  4. Identify the radio stories that would augment your course material

NPR Assignment

Your Response

  1. What does this story tell us about native anthropology (the practice of studying ourselves)? How might you be able to study your own local community in an equally powerful way?
  2. What can anthropology students offer to our field? What unique perspectives can the next generation of anthropologists bring, in your opinion?


Academic Integrity

  • The ideas in your response must be your own. Do not take ideas verbatim from any “study” or plagiarism websites.
  • You’re always encouraged to tie in elements from other readings or lessons. If you incorporate ideas from our lectures or other readings, please remember to properly cite the source in-text. If you need help with citations, please refer to Purdue Online Writing Lab.

Length and Content

  • For this assignment, quality is much more important than quantity. You only need to write 1–3 sentences for each question. But, please seriously reflect on the work before drafting your response.
  • Please include at least one in-text citation in this assignment. You can cite this reading, your own outside resources, my lessons, a radio story, etc. Citations need to be academic and reliable.
  • Be sure to practice cultural relativism and refrain from practicing ethnocentrism.
  • Remember to think critically! Examine the evidence presented, consider the speaker, consider the arguments coming from your professor and classmates and, ultimately, decide for yourself!

📹 Video Option: Consider filming your response!




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Amanda Zunner-Keating

Amanda Zunner-Keating

Cultural Anthropologist in Los Angeles