Hominidae Teacher Resources

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Ardipithecus ramidus: A Prehistory Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students discover details about the genus Ardipithecus. In this prehistory lesson, students listen to a lecture about the attributes of Ardipithecus. Students then conduct further research on either Ardipithecus ramidus or...
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What Happened to the World's Greatest Ape?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Gigantopithecus was the greatest of the great apes! Whatever became of them? Take a journey to Asia and explore the forests and grasslands that were once home to the large primate using a video from an extentsive biology playlist....
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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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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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Skeletons Reveal Human and Chimpanzee Evolution

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ardipithecus ramidus shares features with both humans and chimpanzees. Learn about where Ardi, humans, and chimps fit in the tree of life by comparing anatomical features including the foot, pelvis, and teeth. After exploring those...
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Studying Fossils

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars compare and contrast key skeletal differences between chimpanzees and humans: brain size, teeth, hand and thumb, trunk, pelvis, lower limb, foot and big toe. They then sort and group a set of mixed "fossil bones" of...
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Comparing Fossils

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars explore early hominid evolution as they analyze bones that share characteristics of both apes and humans. Students compare and contrast key skeletal differences between chimpanzees and humans. In groups, they sort and...
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Primary Source: Lucy

For Students 4th - 8th
In this archaeology worksheet, learners read a passage about the discovery of an australopithecine skeleton named Lucy and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 4 problems.
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Human Origins in Africa

For Students 9th - 10th
In this Human Origins worksheet, students write about the traits and achievements of early species, then complete a chart comparing the Old and New Stone Age.
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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 lesson incorporates video, discussion, and hands-on learning to demonstrate how...
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When Humans Were Prey

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A quarry worker in southern Africa discovered the first fossil evidence that the human species originated on the continent less than 100 years ago! Evidence from the specimen indicates the first humans were not the hunters—but the prey....
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Evidence of Evolution by Natural Selection

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Being able to test a hypothesis is a scientific must. AP Biology pupils can see the process of hypothesis testing through evidence for evolution as seen in natural selection. Slides contain solid information and excerpts from academic...
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The Origin of Humans

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Where did human beings come from? How did they settle into communities and civilizations? Your class will find the answers in this fascinating presentation, which takes the viewer through the stages of mankind, from the primitive...
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Virtual Lab

For Students 8th - 9th
In this virtual lab learning exercise, students go to a given website and finding the lab title, complete the provided questions. Students analyze and conclude information about comparing hominoid skulls.
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Breaking News English: Evolution

For Students 5th - 10th
In this evolution worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and...
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Studying Fossils: Hominoid Skull Comparison

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars collect data on the differences in Hominid skulls using acrylic casts of fossil skulls. They measure a series of structures on skulls from six different species then use the data to determine evolutionary relationships...
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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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Earth's Dramatic History

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a timeline.  In this Earth's History lesson, students research the history of life on Earth and use the information collected to create a timeline.  Students also answers the provided discussion questions.
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Tracing the Origins of Man

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students discuss Hominid evolution through various websites and other resources. They examine online fossil skulls, discuss the use of tools by ancient man, and look for examples of sophisticated tools built by man.
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How Smart Are Orangutans?

For Students 6th - 12th
Much like humans, orangutans learn by watching. They use tools in their everyday lives to live more efficiently. But displaying self-identity is true intelligence. Wow your class with a video that showcases the brilliant orangutan, and...
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Prehistory: Our Ancestors Emerge

For Students 8th - 12th
In this prehsitory worksheet, students read a 3-page article about antropological finds and then respond to 2 short answer questions based on the article.
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Toilet Paper Geologic Time Scale

For Teachers K - 6th
Students examine and demonstrate the extent of geologic time compared to recent time. They develop a demonstration of geologic time using an unrolled roll of toilet paper, with each sheet of toilet paper representing 20 million years.
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Evolution of Homo Sapiens

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this Homo sapien worksheet, students use a diagram showing the evolution of man beginning 4 million years ago to complete 3 short answer questions.
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Human Ancestry

For Students 9th - 12th
For this human ancestry worksheet, high schoolers will answer questions about hominids, "Lucy", and the emergence of modern humans. Then students will compare the characteristics of Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons. This worksheet has four...