Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Webinar: Exploding Objects – Teaching with Everyday Things

Archived Webinar

The Zoom webinar with Cultural Anthropologist Joshua A. Bell aired June 9, 2020, as part of the Teacher Tuesday series. Watch a recording in the player above.


Join museum educators and Cultural Anthropologist Joshua A. Bell to explore a technique anthropologists use to interrogate cultural objects to think about materials, makers, and processes. This approach can be used to inspire deep engagement and inquiry in the classroom, pushing students to think about objects we use everyday and where they begin and end.

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