How Can I Teach Anthropology to High School Students if I am an Unconventional Applied Anthropologist?

The International Baccalaureate program at my daughter’s high school recently added anthropology to its curriculum.  The instructor kindly accepted my offer to be a guest presenter. How do you tell high school students about anthropology when you are not a typical anthropologist?  You talk about normal anthropology stuff.  You use the discussion to identify the broader ways that anthropology intersects with the business world. Step 1: Bring gifts I started off by saying, “I work in the program management office at an aerospace company.” One student asked, “Aren’t you in anthropology?” I elaborated, “You know that a ritual in cross-cultural encounters [...]