Culturally Responsive Teaching with TikTok

Educational TikTok

Create a short, educational TikTok video that clearly explains something that we’ve discussed in this module. You’re welcome to summarize anything from:

  • Any of the readings from the course (be sure to name the author)
  • Any of your own observations, ideas, research (in this case, be sure to connect your own ideas to course material)


The information that you include in the video must be backed up by course material (lectures or readings).

  • If you duet another educational TikTok, you need to add something unique to the discussion (do not just react to their points).
  • Wherever possible, cite your sources. You can directly mention the anthropologist’s name in your explanation, of you can write their name on the screen as a caption, etc.

Length and Content

  • There is no required length, but shorter videos typically keep people’s attention better.
  • If you can write and follow a script that is about 5–10 sentences long, that will be sufficient!

Showing Respect

  • Do not use this as an opportunity to disparage others.
  • Videos that include hateful stereotypes, or demeaning language against another community will not be accepted.
  • If you include accurate captions in your video, you’ll earn 10 more points!


Here are two educational TikToks that directly addressed the exact material that I teach in my class. Use these as guidance for what I am looking for.


Please closely follow the rubric for this assignment and be prepared to make revisions (I want to ensure that the information that you are sharing is correct). This is extra credit task can earn 50 extra credit points which will replace a traditional assignment. Review the rubric by scrolling to the bottom of this page and viewing the attached rubric.

What’s the point?

🎯 By making a TikTok, students will help introduce a wider audience to the field of cultural anthropology which will, ultimately, help to translate cultural views across groups that could not previously hold a dialogue.

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