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The issues

Students in the class are divided into 4 or 5 topics (2 groups per topic). Each group reads and discusses scholarly articles generally related to the assigned topic, ultimately producing a blog entry that shows how anthropological analyses can help us understand humanitarian and development issues better. At the end of each semester, the students have a chance to meet with professionals in these sectors and discuss their ‘findings’.

In 2021-2022, we did things a little differently. Instead of writing a normal ‘essay’ type of blog entry, students produced lesson plans for Year 10 students. In 2022-2023, students created an exhibit, in the spirit of ‘unessays’, which ranged from videos to a board game.