First Edition Teaching Resources

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These resources can be used to enhance teaching and learning with the Explorations textbook. We hope to expand this collection over time with contributions from instructors.

If you (adopting faculty) develop ancillary materials you would be willing to share as open access materials on this website, please contact us at:

Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology

Our sister textbook, Perspectives, is the first comprehensive, open-access cultural anthropology textbook. It offers a collection of chapters on the essential topics in cultural anthropology. 

Teaching and Learning Anthropology Journal

Teaching and Learning Anthropology (TLA) publishes analytical, reflective, and review articles on the topic of teaching and learning anthropology as well as undergraduate writing. The TLA website has a large collection of teaching anthropology resources.

Textbook Ancillaries

We are pleased to offer presentation slides and a test bank tailored to this textbook. Faculty (only) are welcome to request a copy of the text bank.

Matrix Notes Guided Reading System

Matrix Notes, developed by Inver Hills Community College Reading Instructor, Kathryn Klopfleish, is a guided reading system. Backed by research, the system  helps college students develop strong reading and comprehension skills. These notes are tailored to the Explorations textbook and can be used in your classroom in multiple ways.