Culture & Ethnicity
Think Like an Archaeologist is a four classroom-session program, with an additional visit to the RISD Museum at the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University’s Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, or the Rhode Island Historical Society's John Brown House Museum. The sessions introduce 6th grade Social Studies students to the whole process of archaeology, from choosing an excavation site and learning to dig, to analyzing and caring for artifacts. Each session is hands-on, led by faculty, staff, and doctoral students from Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. This is a partnership program between Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, the RISD Museum at the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Rhode Island Historical Society for 6th grade Social Studies students in the Providence Public Schools.
Our completely student-run organization works by raising funds and awareness to help better the lives of orphaned children still in China. China Care Brown works closely with the China Care Foundation to fund surgeries for medically needy orphans and donates to One Sky Foundation to continue its mission to fund Chinese orphan surgeries. Our program also connects Brown University students with Chinese adoptees in the local Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts area through cultural programs and activities.
Once a year, German classes from two local high schools are invited to a day at Brown. The Brown German Club and Departmental Undergraduate Groups (DUG) host a mostly German-language tour of the campus, a scavenger hunt, a quiz bowl, and a visit to one of our museums.