Primatology Teacher Resources

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Map Coordinates: Monkey Map

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here's an engaging, meaningful, and clever activity on map skills for elementary schoolers. Pupils combine story writing with mapping skills to create an original piece of work. They utilize a worksheet embedded in the plan to guide them...
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Using A Story: Miko the Monkey

For Students 2nd - 3rd
For this ESL reading worksheet, students complete 3 pages of exercises and activities pertaining to monkeys. Students take a quiz about monkeys, label pictures, fill in words in a story and complete a word search. The complete story text...
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Primate Evolution

For Students 9th - 12th
In this primate evolution worksheet, students will review the structures and functions that are characteristic of primates. Students will identify the differences between Old World monkeys, New World monkeys, and prosimians. This...
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Primates of Indonesia

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Monkeys, apes, and gibbons--oh my! The primates of Indonesia are both diverse and plentiful. Your class will enjoy watching this video about the various species of primates.
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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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Skeleton Scramble Puzzle: Suborder Prosimians

For Students 3rd - 11th
Explore the finer details of primate skulls with these puzzles, incorporating advanced scientific analysis of two suborders- Prosimians and Anthropoidea- and one superfamily- Hominoidea. Learners read about the unique characteristics of...
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Apes To Man

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study primates and their evolution history.  In this role play lesson plan students view a video on evolution then demonstrate how primates walked and other observations they noticed in the film. 
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Why Do Women Have Periods?

For Students 7th - 12th
The female body is an amazing thing. This short video explains the amazing cycle that has developed to ensure the continuation of life. Did you know that only monkeys, apes, bats, humans, and maybe elephant shrews menstruate? 
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Why We Send Animals to Space

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What were the first living things to travel to space? Long before humans went into orbit, scientists sent animals into space to see how space exploration would affect living things. Viewers of an interesting video learn about how animals...
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Animals - Cursive Writing Practice

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this cursive writing worksheet, students write the names of 7 animals by tracing the dotted lines to form the lower case cursive letters. They write words such as elephant, fish, bird and ape.
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Animals - Printing Practice

For Students 1st
In this printing practice activity, 1st graders trace the dotted lines to print the names of 10 animals such as horse, monkey, cow, cat, and elephant.
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I Like to Move It

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
What do lemurs do best? They move! Lemurs like to jump, run, hop, and climb and it's your class's job to document seven fun lemur behaviors. The class starts by discussing why lemurs are considered primates, and then they isolate seven...
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Color Vision Genetics Evolution Simulation

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
At one point, all mammals carried only two color receptors, but now most humans carry three. An informative presentation and hands-on activity demonstrate how this evolved through genetics. By participating in the activity, pupils...
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Speciation: Of Ligers and Men

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ligers grow at a rate of 2.2 pounds every second day, thus by the end of their first year, they can weigh up to 364 pounds. Ligers are the subject of a video the looks at hybrids and shows viewers how speciation can occur via allopatric...
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An Introduction to Primate Biology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine why humans are classified as primates and what features they share with other members of the order.  In this investigative lesson students divide into groups and complete their lab station. 
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Protect the Primates

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students make posters about saving the primates. In this primates lesson plan, students discuss primates and environmental changes and make posters with pictures about saving primates.
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Where Do We Come From? An Introduction to Primate Biology

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore skeletal biology. Through a discussion and video observation, 7th graders investigate how the anatomy is adapted to the environment. Students study primates and explore their characteristics and behaviors.
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Primate Evolution

For Students 9th - 12th
In this primate evolution learning exercise, learners use an idea map showing how primates have evolved into the different groups to complete 1 true or false and 2 short answer questions.
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Rain Forest Word Search

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this word search activity, learners use the word bank to locate names of plants and animals that live in the Rain Forest. Students find 20 words.
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Primate Evolution

For Students 7th - 12th
In this primate evolution learning exercise, 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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Animals (Cursive Practice)

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this cursive instructional activity, students trace 10 names of animals. Students then write each name in cursive on the dotted primary lines.
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Animals (DeNelian Printing Practice)

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this animal names printing practice worksheet, students first trace 10 names of common animals. Students then write each animal name on the line. This is DeNelian style printing.
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National Hugging Day

For Students 5th - 10th
In this National Hugging Day instructional activity, students complete activities such as reading a passage, phrase matching, fill in the blanks, correct words, multiple choice, spelling, sequencing, scrambled sentences, writing...
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Creating Simple and Compound Sentences

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this sentence learning exercise, students label a set of sentences as either simple, compound or run-on, 10 total. Worksheet is part of the Glencoe Online site.

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