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Evolution and Speciation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A collection of five Nature League videos explores evolution and speciation. Four evolution types, in-breeding, out-breeding, and how engineers have designed technology, household items, and medicines inspired by nature. Host Britt...
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The Evolution of Humans

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
We've come a long way! Biology scholars travel back to the big bang, then follow the path of the simple organisms that led to modern Homo sapiens through an engaging Fuse School Evolution video. Content includes key events in our...
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Primate Evolution

For Students 7th - 12th
In this primate evolution worksheet, students will compare 3 characteristics that all primates share. Then students will compare the traits of current primates to early man by completing 5 short answer questions.
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Early Man Word Search

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this social studies worksheet, students find the words used to review the concept of early man and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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Human Feet Are Strange

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Feet are neat! So, if you've already walked the path of examining animal footprints with your class, put them in the shoes of early humans! A well-designed instructional activity incorporates video, discussion, and hands-on learning to...
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Great Transitions: The Origin of Humans

For Students 9th - 12th
What makes you human? Bipedality, tool use, and large brains, of course! Scholars learn about the early evolution of humans by watching a video. Scientists explain the challenges in studying early humans and the information gleaned from...
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Early Human Progress: Writing Activity

For Students 5th - 6th
In this early humans worksheet, students look at 2 pictures of early humans, then write an essay explaining what is different about the lives of the people shown in the 2 pictures. Students are given a list of terms to include.
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Early Humans

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders read about the different types of Humanoid. They examine the different cultural beliefs and their own personal beliefs about evolution. They research the species using the scientific theory about evolution.
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Pre-Columbian Civilizations in the Americas

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Before you begin a unit on Christopher Columbus and the European explorers, take your class through the Mayan, Aztec, and Incan Civilizations in this vivid and interesting presentation. With photographs of golden artifacts and ancient...
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Out of Africa: Why Early Humans Settled around the World

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Why would someone want to leave home? The age-old question is at the center of a thought-provoking activity. Scholars consider why humans move around the world both during pre-historical times and today using a PowerPoint, reading on...
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Early Humans

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Each slide contains notes for learners to use to answer three comprehension questions regarding the Paleolithic Period. They are to draw what a typical day in the life of Paleolithic man would look like. Great resource to make available...
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Music and Early Man

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Creative projects are great ways to increase interest in topical research. Middle schoolers learning about primitive life styles in the Americas explore the importance of music to hunter gatherers. They research and create musical...
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International Institute of Archaeology an Anthropology

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research early humans and their cultures. They conduct Internet research, discuss their findings with their group, evaluate the information provided by artifacts, and create a report to present to a simulated archaeology institute.
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Human Origins: The Prehistoric Human Race

For Teachers 9th - 12th
When it comes to the origin of the human species students are full of misconceptions. Clear up the hominid confusion with this evolutionary activity focused on assisting students in understanding prehistoric man and his family tree....
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The Agricultural Revolution

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Rather than simply define the agricultural revolution, invite your learners to consider the advantages and disadvantages that agriculture has brought to humanity as a whole. John Green begins this first episode of this series by...
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Cave Art Revisited

For Teachers K - 5th
Pupils research the sources of prehistoric cave paintings and engage in an activity of creating their own cave art. The instructional activity focuses on the design, composition style of the art, and importance of cultural contributions...
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The First Artists

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explore the importance of cave paintings as the first examples of visual art in the Western Hemisphere. They compare examples of cave art to modern art pieces, discuss the lives of cave painters, create their own animal drawing...
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Famous Rock Groups

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students define igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary, and use rock identification books to identify igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. Students then discuss which rocks early man would have found useful for tool creation.
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Strive to Survive Part 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider adaptations as a means for survival in a particular habitat. In this biology lesson, students analyze benefits students engage in four  activities, each exemplifying a different adaptation; camouflage, beak adaptations,...
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Where Did Humans Come From?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Part of a biology playlist, the video discusses human ancestry and represents the first in a smaller four-part series exploring humans. It describes the fossils found, where the fit on the family tree, and why there are so many missing...
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“The Real Eve” Video and Lesson

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students view a Discovery Channel video and take notes on human genetics. In this Early Humans activity, students create a flow chart on human population theory.
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Human Evolution: Crash Course Big History #6

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Humans did not evolve from monkeys or chimpanzees—so what does our evolution look like? A video explains the evolution of humans from a common ancestor to homo sapiens. It describes the many branches on our family tree as well as the...
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Using the Scientific Process to Study Human Evolution

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Did humans and dinosaurs coexist? How do we know? Scholars dig in to the tools and methods researchers used to study the process of human evolution by watching a slideshow with embedded video clips. Pupils learn the importance of asking...
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Facts about Human Evolution

For Students 9th - 12th
In 2004, scientists found skeletons of a hobbit-like creature in Asia. This discovery is just one more part of the large human evolution puzzle. Scientists continue to build the puzzle with missing pieces and confusing information. This...

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