Assignment: Field Notes 1
Writing is a continuous part of the fieldwork conducted by an anthropologist. It occurs when the anthropologist observes and records information about the community being studied in the form of field notes. These research notes are then compiled into a larger scaled essay/assignment or ethnographic document. In Week 1, you studied the various approaches to anthropology and presented a brief summary of your current understanding of what indigenous means. This week, you identify at least one indigenous group for your field study and provide reasons why you selected this group.
To prepare for this Assignment:
- Review the assigned readings in the course texts.
- Summarize your current understanding of indigenous identity.
- Select one indigenous group from either Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, Pacific Islands, or South America.
By Day 7
Submit a 1- to 2-page paper in which you do the following:
- Identify the indigenous group that you have selected and the region the group lives in.
- Explain your reasoning of why this group is considered indigenous.
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Submission and Grading Information
To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:
- Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK2Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
- Click the Assignment Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.
- Click the Week 2 Assignment link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.
- Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK2Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.
- If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database.
- Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.
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