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Introduction to the Convention on the Rights of the Child

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the focus of a two-lesson collection that investigates the rights the document guarantees and groups whose rights have been violated. The unit concludes with individuals selecting one...
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Introduction to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce high schoolers to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a four-lesson collection.  Class members watch videos, examine illustrations from the book We Are All Born Free, create a visual display promoting human rights,...
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From the Fall of Dinos to the Rise of Humans

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
We live in the Cenozoic Era, and most of the animals we recognize first appeared in this era. However, the animals that existed at the start of the era bear little resemblance to present day. As one part of a larger series, individuals...
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Great Transitions: The Origin of Tetrapods

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The featured movie focuses on the ancestry of our four-footed friends. Find the fundamental pattern of their limbs and vertebrae in fossils of fish. After viewing, biology learners can enjoy interactive websites to zoom in on the...
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 5 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Part five of the 13-part series begins with a refutable argument stating that genetically, the ancient people of Australia were populated by the first African ancestors. Spencer Wells travels to India to find the link that bridges...
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Puberty: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
New ReviewWith puberty comes lots of changes to one's body. Scholars explore those changes with two lessons that examine the role of the pituitary gland and hormones. In the first lesson, pupils take on the role of the pituitary gland, write a...
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How Do Viruses Jump from Animals to Humans?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can humans be infected by animal viruses? Pupils explore the phenomenon of viral evolution and learn about how animal viruses sometimes adapt to infect humans. They see how viruses are transmitted and what pathogens need to survive. The...
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Predicting Future Humans - From A to B

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What adaptations would equip humans for the future? The fourth video in a series on Evolution and Speciation challenges viewers to think about the future adaptations of humans. They consider the impact of screen time, common injuries,...
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Malaria: Human Host

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Malaria is a parasite whose life cycle bounces between mosquitoes and humans. An informative video describes how malaria moves through human systems before arriving in the liver. Once in the liver, the instructor describes how the...
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How Evolution Turned a Possum into a Wolf

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Do bats really have thumbs? Explore this, and many other intriguing topics using a short video from a great science series. Viewers learn to differentiate between analogous and homologous structures, why natural selection favors traits...
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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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LS4D - Biodiversity and Humans

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
Humans have both positive and negative impacts on biodiversity. A video lesson highlights important human impacts on biodiversity through examples and diagrams. The narrator provides insight to the progression of the topic from...
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Does the Universe Have a Purpose? feat. Neil deGrasse Tyson

For Students 9th - 12th
Why are we here? There are so many possible ways to answer the question, but which answers are based on empirical data? Pupils discover the many perspectives on this age-old brainteaser. The narrator explains the topic through the ideas...
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Introducing Ecosystem Services

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Purifying air and water, providing soil in which to grow crops, and moving water through its natural cycle are all services an ecosystem provides that benefit humans. Lesson four in a series lets learners explore and discuss the value of...
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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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Using Scientific Evidence to Make Community Decisions

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Bring awareness to community planning issues with the help of two readings detailing Hurricane Floyd. After reading, scholars take part in a grand conversation about how the hurricane affected Greenville City and relate it to planning...
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Why Are Some People Left-Handed?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Despite what some may think, being right- or left-handed isn't a conscious choice people make. Watch this short video to find out exactly what determines a person's dominant hand, and how the cooperative and competitive nature of humans...
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How a Wound Heals Itself

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Did you know that the biggest organ in the human body isn't the brain, the liver, or even the lungs? It's the skin. Follow along with this short video as it explores the structure of human skin and its amazing ability to regenerate itself.
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Life Cycles

For Teachers 4th - 6th
How does a cheetah life cycle differ from a human life cycle? Kids graph weight gain for humans versus cheetahs and compare other life cycle events such as gestation and life span
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Journey to Jo’burg: A South African Story

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How did South African apartheid affect the ability of people of color to increase their human capital? Here is a rich lesson in which learners come to understand the relationship between investment in human capital and income, while also...
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Ben Franklin: Highlighting the Printer

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
By studying Benjamin Franklin's work as a printer, your class will have a fantastic opportunity to learn about the economic concepts of entrepreneurship, human capital, and investment. 
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Investing in Yourself: An Economic Approach to Education Decisions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between physical capital and human capital, and in which should you invest? While considering the concept of return on investment, take a look at the payoffs and consequences of investing in training and education.
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What Are the ‘Ingredients’ for Economic Growth?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Delve into the concept of economic growth with your class members, including why economic growth is important, what causes it, and how can countries encourage it.
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Need or Want?

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Even as adults it can be hard to distinguish needs from wants. Using pictures of common, everyday items, children make a pocket chart separating the objects they need from those that they want. Discuss their choices, explaining that...
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Our Buggy Moral Code

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why do humans cheat? Under what conditions are we more or less likely to cheat? Listen as Dan Ariely reveals intriguing results of several of his studies on the cost-benefit analysis of cheating, and how these findings relate to such...
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Human Ancestry Made Easy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore the Out of Africa Theory, genetics, and human ancestry with this clear and interesting video clip. Older scientists will gain a basic understanding of how genetic markers have helped anthropologists determine the origin and...
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Aesop's Fables

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Regale your class with renditions of Aesop's fables from the engaging, and beautifully illustrated book by Jerry Pinkney. Guide discussion to practice prediction, compare and contrast various stories, explore the connections between the...
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Feelin' Buggy

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Feelin' buggy? Your young learners will be after this awesome inquiry-based interdisciplinary lesson. Your class will explore insects while also practicing descriptive writing as they compare and contrast the sight, smell, and touch...
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The Earliest Humans

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Study the wonder and science that leads us to our human past. From Darwin and Huxley's assertions regarding the origin of the species to the discoveries at Oldivi Gorge, this PowerPoint is sure to interest your class. They'll learn about...
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Student Opinion: How Impulsive Are You?

For Students 9th - 12th
Sure to spark lively discussion in any Language Arts classroom, this article from The York Times asks the question, 'How much self-control do you have?'. Pupils begin by reading a short passage about a study on delayed gratification and...
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Environmental Causes of Birth Defects

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Get your high schoolers thinking about the factors that lead to birth defects. They examine how environmental factors and personal choices can cause birth defects in unborn children. They discover the effects of various handicaps such as...
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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 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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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 10 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Deep inside the Arctic Circle, Spencer continues his quest to find the migratory path and lifestyle that led to human success. Again human variation is explained in terms of physical adaptations ignited by environmental extremes. This...
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 11 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Geneticist Spencer Wells continues in part 11 off the 13-part Journey of Man series. Your class will witness the amazing survival techniques employed by the Chuchi people that are probably very similar to the techniques used by our Ice...
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2003

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The living environment, from the interior of a cell to the complex relationships among populations, are queried in this final examination. Learners look at air pollution maps, diagrams of cells, population graphs, and drawing of cells....
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2005

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The 2005 version of the Regents High School Examination in the area of ecology is as comprehensive as previous years' exams. It consists of 40 multiple choice questions on everything from the structure of DNA to the interactions within...
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Regents High School Exam: Living Environment 2008

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Tne New York Regents High School Examinations are comprehensive and include various styles of questions, includingmultiple choice and the analysis of graphs. This particular version, the 2008 Living Environment exam surveys a variety of...
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Human Population - Worksheet and Reading Guide

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Stretch young environmentalists' minds with the ten questions in this worksheet. Though written as a reading guide, most of the questions can follow a lecture on human population dynamics and environmental impact. You will need to...
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Roots: The Ancestry of Modern People

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate the models for the origin of modern humans and the conditions that facilitate speciation and evolution. The classification and nomenclature of hominid species is also examined.
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Child Nutrition Unit

For Teachers 7th - 10th
How much fun can you have teaching adolescents about nutrition? Try taking them to work with preschoolers for an hour! This 4-day mini-unit about the importance of nutrition early in life culminates with a field trip. It was written for...
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Could We Clone Ourselves?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
All naval oranges are clones and come from a single tree in Brazil. Viewers see how the human genome can be manipulated in a video that also discusses cloned produce, cloned animals, identical twins, and wraps up by talking about humans...
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Reproductive System Crossword

For Students 6th - 12th
High schoolers review the male and female reproductive systems and fetal development with this crossword puzzle. Some of the answers are vocabulary terms for given definitions, while some are fill-in-the-blank. There are 39 spots to...
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How Are Stars Like People?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A beautifully written lesson plan delves into a beautiful topic: stellar population. Engage aspiring astronomers with activities that examine human populations and then transition onto the stars of the universe. Data and photographs for...
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Investigating Our Past: Where Did Humans Come From?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Investigate the theories of human evolution. In this research based lesson, learners research and discuss how geographic isolation, interbreeding, generalization, and specialization are factors in the history of humans. Groups work...
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Sizing Up the Supersize Croc

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine and compare traits of humans and crocodiles.  In this crocodile lesson students use a ratio to estimate the height of a person and compare that to a crocodile. 
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Productivity in the Fertile Crescent

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students role play the parts for trading merchants. In this Fertile Crescent lesson, students determine how productivity, human capital, technology, and goods were used and exchanged in ancient civilizations as they participate in a...
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My Side of the Mountain

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners complete activities with the book My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George. In this literature lesson, students read the book and discuss the concept of human capital. They complete a KWLH chart and two assessments.
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Mammal Morphology - Bats, People, and Other

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this physical characteristics worksheet, students compare bats and humans by putting a + sign in the chart for whether or not bats and humans have the same characteristics. Students do this for 17 characteristics and answer 3 questions.
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Why Do People Fall in Love?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students discuss human behavior, sexual selection and the underlying genetic and evolutionary reasons for mate selection. The, in groups, they rate the attractiveness of certain individuals and measure facial features for symmetry.
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America's Underwater Treasures Viewing Guide

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students complete a worksheet while watching a video about how humans affect the ocean environment. They discover the need for a practice of balancing fisheries and their fishing practices. They examine how scientists use data to help...
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Monkey See, Monkey Do

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students consider the influence of bullies and map the social ecosystem of their schools. They create lifelines that compare baboon and human development and write an essay that considers the relationship between psychosocial development...
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 9 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In Central Asia, Spencer Wells confronts political obstacles on his track to meet the man whose blood holds the genetic key that fathered Native Americans and Europeans. Learners will meet the Chuchi, a remote nomadic Russian tribe that...
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Evolution - From Ape Man to Neanderthal

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This BBC presentation shows how Neanderthals evolved as a way to adapt and survive the physical stress of Ice Age Europe. While this clip is short, it could be a great discussion starter or warm up to a lecture on human evolution....
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 3 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Part three of the 13-part series focuses on new advancements and environmental adaptations that allowed our ancient ancestors to survive and spread throughout the globe. Hunting, tool making, and linguistic innovations are viewed through...
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 6 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this episode of the Journey of Man, learners see the inside of a genetics laboratory, what tools are used, how they work, and what Spencer is looking for. Looking for genetic markers is how Spencer Wells tells the story of our ancient...
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 7 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The seventh entry in this 13-part series attempts to show the path the second migration wave took out of Africa. Young geneticists will learn how environmental stressors pushed a second wave of people into the Middle East, China, and...
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Evolution Primer #5: Did Humans Evolve?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Clear up any confusion regarding human evolution and ancestry with this comprehensive clip. Using scientific evidence and concrete examples such as DNA, this clip explains human evolution in a way elementary learners can understand. This...
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 12 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Part 12 starts with the Navajo story of creation and the journey of the ancient ancestors. Spencer argues the facts of this story with his genetic evidence. This episode recaps the journey thus far and attempts to describe the difference...
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2009

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Emerging ecologists need a full understanding of life, from the inner workings of a cell to the complex relationships among organisms. This examination is meant to assess high schoolers after an entire year course on the living...
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2007

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Environmental science enthusiasts show what they know at the end of the year by taking this full-fledged final exam. They answer multiple choice, graph interpretation, and essay analysys questions, 73 of them in all. Topics range from...
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Replacing Missing Links in the Evolutionary Chain

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Examine the evolution of various species of hominids from their earliest existence approximately 4.5 million years ago to today. In small groups, learners research one of the ten stages of hominid evolution and then create a poster and...
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Pond Frogs Role-Play

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students examine frog characteristics. For this frogs lesson, students discuss the essential elements needed for a frog to survive in the wild. Students complete a frog science worksheet and create a frog mask in class.
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Understanding: The Power of Genes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars study genes and the new information on genetics.  In this genes activity students write essays on their information on genetics. 
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Conversations: Lesson 12

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars discuss how they would feel if they were the animals in the stories that they are reading. In this discussion lesson plan, students say how they would have to communicate and what they would do if a human approached.
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If I Was A...? Mother Nature

For Students 5th - 6th
In this environment worksheet, students pretend they are Mother Nature as they answer 4 questions. They explain whether their temperature gets hotter with a fever, why the Ozone layer is leaving them, how big Mother Nature is compared to...
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The Science of Biology

For Students 6th - 8th
In this science of biology worksheet, learners compare and contrast unicellular and multicellular organisms. Students complete a table that describes the different systems at which life can be studied. Learners list eight characteristics...
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Habitat for Bats

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students describe several reasons why bats are beneficial to the ecosystem and people. They define their habitat and needs of bats to survive. Includes many activities including bat house building plan, research guide and questions. the...
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Global Eyes

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders consider global issues and their effects. They identify the themes of human needs, human rights, and the environment, select a topic and research articles for a Global Current Events Portfolio. Working in small groups,...
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Building a Circulation City

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students identify the different organ systems found throughout the human body. Using a model, they explain and draw the flow of blood and name the parts of the circulatory system. They create their own circulation city in which to show...
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Development Throughout Life

For Students 9th - 12th
Beginning biologists write the answers to eight questions about human development. Even though the title of this activity refers to lifelong development, the material deals specifically with the period between fertilization and birth....
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Commercial Surrogacy: Questions & Considerations of Parties with Vested Interests

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Teenagers explore the topic of surrogate motherhood. They examine the technology involved, types of surrogacy, interested groups, and current laws. Each collaborative group is assigned an interest group. They work together to develop...
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“Egg Baby” Parenting

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Each pupil in your health class can be a good egg by successfully caring for a baby egg as a project in parenting. They will keep a journal, perform a cost analysis, and check in with you at the beginning of each day. Consider initialing...
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Human PreHistory 101: Prologue

For Students 6th - 12th
The Khan Academy displays an animated and narrated clip about human prehistory and the relationships between us and our ancestors. The formal narration is balanced by the hand-drawn animation, making an attraction that is sure to hold...
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Fetal Development

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In vitro and sonogram pictures from four through thirty-seven weeks are shown in a slide show as music plays in the background. Baby and toddler pictures wrap up the presentation. Incredible imaging is captured and displayed in this...
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 13 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This 13-part series concludes with the seemingly impossible idea that as few as four individuals populated South America. This theory is not fully explained, but there is a wonderful image-rich montage showcasing all the faces met along...
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Human Evolution Made Easy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Add this video to your classroom collection! Human evolution is covered from the beginnings of evolutionary theory to the paleo-anthropologists who uncovered a multitude of evidence showing the changes that lead to modern man. Intended...
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Human Evolution: Biology, Bones

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Learners will love a weeks worth of bone study. They use bones and characteristics of bones to explore the evolution of hominoids. Bones are compared, categorized, and considered. A great way to bring physical anthropology and material...
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Take a Stand

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Read 14 controversial environmental statements to your emerging ecologists. For each statement, learners decide if they strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree. They gather under a sign posted with their opinion. At each...
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Musical Resources

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students complete a simulation similar to musical chairs where the chairs represent natural resources and when one is taken away, the people still stay in the game. In this natural resources lesson plan, students learn about supply,...
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Disease, Environment, Health, Human Populations, and Modern Technology

For Students 9th - 12th
What is a pandemic, epidemic, and a vaccine? What changes have occurred in health and environmental awareness with the advent of new technology? This 20 question multiple choice quiz asks kids to answer who, what, when, and where about...
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Warm Up: When Modern Human Behavior Appeared in Early Hominids

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
Upper graders or entry college level learners use the provided article links to answer three questions regarding early modern human behavior. They compose short essay responses that accommodate each part of the overarching question,...
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Growing Up

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Help little learners understand what happens during the human life cycle. Each slide defines and poses discussion questions regarding each phase of human life. Infancy, childhood, the teen years, adulthood, and old age are all covered....
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Ages in Stages: An Exploration of the Life Cycle based on Erik Erikson's Eight Stages of Human Development

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Examine Erikson's chart on the various stages one goes through growing up. Individually, they write a paper on whether or not they fit into those categories and how they are different today. In groups, for each stage they role play the...
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On the Court with...Michael Jordan

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students use a decision-making model as they make simulated choices about their future education. In this decision-making lesson, students read a book about Michael Jordan and discuss choices he made. Then, students examine how their...
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Out of Africa: The Real Eve

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the migration of humans out of Africa. In this human origins lesson, students watch a the video "Eve Explained" to examine the migration of humans. Students will discuss human migration throughout time.
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Animal Instincts

For Teachers K - 5th
Students compare animal adaptations to human behavior. In this science lesson, students discuss animal instincts vs. learned behavior. Options for student writing, drawing and research are incorporated into this lesson plan
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Human Embryology

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders are introduced to the concept of human embryology. Individually, they complete an exercise in which they determine which trait they got from which family member. In groups, they identify and label the reproductive organs...
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Economics: Who Benefits from Competition?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine competitive markets and complete a simulation called "The More. the Merrier." In the simulation they assess how goods are more available when competition increases. Students investigate how competition and the opening of...
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The Coddling of EG-Baby

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Preteens practice parenting an egg for an entire week as an exercise in responsibility. In this particular version of a classic activity, your nurturers keep a baby log, look for a job and calculate costs for supporting a little one, and...
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An Elementary School Day in Korea

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students study the similarities and differences between their school and a school in Korea. In this culture study lesson, students discuss and list their classroom's weekly schedule. Students then read about a Korean class schedule and...
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Land Use Unit

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students identify factors in human society and the natural environment aree interdependent. They analyze interdependencies demonstrated in various situations and occurances.
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The Human Head and Picasso

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders view human head paintings by Picasso. Using the paintings, they identify the facial proportions by a frontal and profile view. With a partner, they create a portrait of them after observing and measuring their face. They...
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Animal Life Cycles

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students participate in numerous activities to gather information about parts of the life cycle. In this life science activity, the teacher choose from a number of activities to create or support an interdisciplinary unit about the life...
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Teenage Boys: Perspectives on the Adolescent Male's Development in an Urban Setting

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the effects of an urban setting on the development of male adolescence. After watching a film, they identify the problems in the relationship of the characters. They discuss the impact of becoming a teenage father and...
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Great North

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students view a video about the Arctic Circle, North Pole and Northern Europe. They locate areas using a map. They create a drawing of the countries where the Inuit live.
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Monarchs: The Interconnection of Humans and Nature

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students brainstorm what they already know about the country of Mexico. They also brainstorm what they want to know about the country. They discuss the conflicts between people and monarchs. They answer questions to finish the lesson.
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Get Smart

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use role-playing to learn about Smart Growth - a way that communities can enjoy economic growth without jeopardizing environmental quality. Students research three different scenarios and hold a town meeting to discuss the...
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Populations

For Students 7th - 12th
In this populations worksheet, students describe the birth and death rates of a population using a graph. Students use another graph to look at population growth over time. This worksheet has 7 fill in the blank and 2 short answer...
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Life Processes and Living Things-Humans and Other Animals

For Teachers 8th - 11th
In this fill in the blank worksheet, young scholars respond to 20 short answer questions by identifying foods that contain large amounts of sugar, carbohydrate, and fruit acids and explaining their effects on the body.
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The Basics of Creature Connectedness: Biodiversity Diversions

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students study biodiversity. They participate in a scavenger hunt to look for presence of wildlife and connections in nature. They create a collage about Venezuelan biodiversity in small groups and present to the class. They write a...
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Human Population Ecology: Demography

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students describe the basic concepts of population demography. They collect a wide range of data from an online cemetery database including a variety of places across the U.S. They analyze factors that may have affected human demography...
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Birth Defects, Genetic Disorders and Pedigree Analysis

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students write down and solve problems concerning the major modes of inheritance. They research a genetic condition and orally present their results to the class.
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Sexual Exploitation: Consent vs. Exploitation

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students read about human behavior by completing a worksheet in class. In this sexual activity lesson, students identify the importance about consenting to sexual behavior as opposed to being forced into it or being exploited. Students...
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Sexual Exploitation: Continuum of Sexual Touch

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students evaluate human safety by identifying sexual harassment. In this exploitation lesson, students identify the inappropriate behavior between men and women which qualifies as sexual exploitation. Students identify steps that should...
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The Real Eve

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research about human migration during a specific time period. In this physical science lesson plan, students watch a video about human evolution. They prepare a presentation on human migration and share it with the class.
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Shark Attack

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study the white shark and the red triangle.  In this critical thinking lesson students assess the validity of facts about sharks and create a public service announcement either promoting shark or human protection.
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Criticism - The Great Inhibitor

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore how to handle criticism in the work place. In this conflict resolution lesson plan, students examine how criticism deters assertive behavior and role-play on how to respond to criticism in the work place.
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The Whiningdingdilly

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students read the book The Whiningdingdilly and complete a Venn Diagram, write a friendly letter, find misplaced animals, and morph animals and humans. In this The Whiningdingdilly lesson plan, students practice reading, writing, map...
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Be a Brave Bystander

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore human behavior by completing a worksheet. In this student psychology lesson, 5th graders identify bullying behavior and discuss ways to prevent bullies from causing harm to other students. Students complete a...
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Religion and Ethics: Living with Special Needs

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore human behavior by exploring mental and physical disabilities. In this learning disability lesson, students identify the different disabilities students have which prevent them from working at the same pace as the rest of...
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Biome Bags

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars model a biome. In this lesson on biomes, students are given cards that represent the organisms in a biome. Young scholars gather information about their make-believe biomes and draw conclusions about their biome.
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Money Math

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Learners define human capital and income earning potential. In this algebra lesson, students analyze the relationship between income and capital resources. They calculate tax rates and understand how to read a tax table.
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If Peter Pan Can Fly, Why Can't I?

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students redesign a human, using data in research, so that s/he can fly. In this flying instructional activity, students examine the characteristics and adaptations of groups of animals that can fly.  Using this research, students work...
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Ocean Pollution

For Students 5th - 8th
In this ocean pollution worksheet, students will read a list of ocean pollution facts to form an opinion about whether or not ocean pollution is a serious problem and how it can be corrected. Then students will write an essay expressing...
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This Is My Home

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students listen to a read aloud of Mary Ann Hoberman's A House Is a House for Me before discussing the meaning of habitats and the different types of homes that people live in. Next, they pretend to be architects and design a home for...
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Payload Rocket

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students continue their examination of how to make a human presence in space. Using Newton's Laws of Motion, they discover the difference a rocket's payload affects the launch of a rocket. They develop a balloon rocket and test its...
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In Search of Human Origins, Part II

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students watch a video about the search for human origins. Using a worksheet, they identify the data trends in height of boys in North America. They discuss the significance of the data and the reasons for the increase of human size.
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The Gulf of Maine

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine the effect of limiting factors, especially when it comes to human beings. They examine data from the Gulf of Maine area.
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Managing Wildlife

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the relationship between wildlife and humans in northern New England. They also brainstorm ideas on why they think some species are greater in population than others in a given area.
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Why Do People Go to School?

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students investigate data on how one's level of education effects earning potential. They define the associated vocabulary.
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Decidedly Different

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders inquire as to why scientists use observable characteristics, how they sort the characteristics, and why they do so. They write journal entries to be used throughout this unit.
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Chimps, Humans, Thumbs, and Tools

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students focus on tool use by primates, examining in particular the tools chimpanzees use. They create similar tools themselves, and think critically about the differences and similarities between human and other primate tool use.
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Busiest People Ever

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students write a paragraph about what they want to do when they grow up. They include the special skills and education (human capital) they must have to do the job they've chosen.
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Sort It Out - Needs and Wants

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Learners explore the real important factors in life by sorting needs and wants. In this economic experience lesson, students view a slide-show of images which shows everyday events and items that we use and consume. Learners sort the...
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Introduction of Archaeology Concepts

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study the major concepts of archeology. In this archeology lesson, students listen to and discuss lectures on excavation, prehistory/history, and archaeological processes.
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The Affects of Hormones on Human Development

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars examine the types of changes they are experiencing during adolescence. As a class, they are introduced to the physical changes in men and women and discover the functions of various glands. In groups, they research the...
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World Population

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students examine the world population data using MyWorld GIS software and compare and contrast the population characteristics of countries around the world. Students summarize their findings in a report.
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Development Quiz

For Students Higher Ed
In this social psychology worksheet, students complete a 10 item multiple choice quiz on the physical and moral developmental stages of humans.
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Ancient Greece- Human Characteristics and Adaptations

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discuss ancient Greece. In this world history activity, 3rd graders discuss human characteristics in ancient Greece. Students also discuss how humans had to adapt to the environment during that time.
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Basic Human Needs

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Learners explore psychology by completing a K-W-L chart in class. In this human needs instructional activity, students read an assigned text which discusses the psychology needs of a person to function properly. Learners read a story...
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Groups We Belong To

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore society by completing a class identification activity. In this student identification lesson, students participate in a classification activity in which students with a certain hair, eye or clothing color are divided...
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The First Humans: Prehistory-3500 B.C. "Lucy"

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students explore prehistoric times by completing web activities in class. In this human ancestry lesson, students identify the archaeological discovery of the "Lucy" skeleton and what it meant for science. Students investigate the Leakey...
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Exploring Human Traits

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore human behavior by participating in a class science game. In this human characteristics instructional activity, students identify different human traits that are passed down by each generation and the purpose each of them...
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Trustworthy Reputation

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore psychology by writing reflections about quotations. In this human behavior instructional activity, 7th graders read a list of famous quotes about trust by men such as Benjamin Franklin and William Shakespeare....
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Why Study Air Pollution?

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders study air pollution and identify some causes, effects and solutions.  For this air pollution lesson students complete several activities. 
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Blue Cheese Breath and Stinky Feet: How To Deal With Bullies

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore human behavior by reading a children's story in class. In this bullying lesson, students read the story Blue Cheese Breath and Stinky Feet by Catherine Depino. Students answer study questions about the story and...
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Stormy Weather

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders compare human and wildlife environments.  In this stormy weather lesson, 5th graders imagine they are an animal or human during a storm.  Students compose a story with comparisons and reasons for how an organism's habitat...
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The Puzzle of the Ice Age Americans

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners describe alternative theories for how the first humans cane to America.  In this human origin activity students study the origins of the first Americans. 
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Latent Learning

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students discuss childhood psychology by viewing a YouTube video. In this human behavior lesson plan, students identify latent learners and discuss reasons why some people fail to conform to society while others are quick to please...
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The Food Pyramid

For Teachers K - 5th
Students determine that humans need food to function properly. In this nutrition lesson, students discuss the food categories used in the food pyramid by charting the foods eaten in one day.
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Island Inquiry: Based on the Northern Mariana Islands Quarter

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research two physical and/or human characteristic topics of the Northern Mariana Islands in groups of four students. In this social studies lesson, students analyze how to write magazine articles and research the two topics of...
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By Land or by Sea...or Both?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research a video and participate in a discussion.  In this watercraft lesson students review material and answer questions about what they learned. 
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Pets and People: Needs We Share

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students match pictures of human and pet needs. For this comparison lesson, students describe their morning activities and identify the needs represented by each activity.  Students work in groups to find magazine pictures representing...
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Mystery of the Matching Marks

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view a Power Point and complete activities related to genetic evidence of human evolution. In this molecular evolution lesson, students view and discuss a provide presentation. They search for the "tell-tale telomere" and...
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Habitat Need for Humans and Animals

For Students 4th - 5th
In this habitat needs for humans and animals worksheet, students fill in the chart about what humans and animals need in terms of food, water and shelter.
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Different But Equal

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners study human differences to learn about respect and tolerance. In this human differences lesson, students read the book Hurrah for Ethelyn and discuss Ethelyn's differences. Learners then group themselves based on given...
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Earning an Income

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study the role of money in society and define how to earn an income. In this human capital instructional activity, 4th graders read the book Shoeshine Girl and discuss it. Students discuss various economic concepts and...
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I Can Touch the Stars

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students examine the concept of human capital. In this human capital lesson, students research how Dr. Sally Ride and Senator John Glenn invested their human capital. They determine how these two increased their human capital through...
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Ten Mile Day

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students analyze the impact that improvements in human capital, the use of capital goods, incentives, and division of labor can have on productivity. For this productivity lesson, students listen to the story Ten Mile Day and work in...
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Living and Non-Living

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students discover the basic needs of life. In this science lesson plan, students explore how all living things need air, water, food and shelter
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The Battle Between Dragons and Humans

For Students 6th - 8th
In this social studies worksheet, students find the words related to the literature with dragons. The answers are found by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
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Human Development

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers are introduced to the stages of human development. In groups, they research the theories of Erickson, Maslow and Havighurst and compare them to one another. To end the instructional activity, they present their material...
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Geologic Time Scale

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students recreate and comprehend the geologic time scale. They discuss how long humans have been around on Earth. Students are shown the geologic time scale and its different parts. They work in groups to recreate the time scale.
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Teaching Awareness of Human Development

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Learners examine the process of human development and identify the reasons for a good nights sleep. Individually, they write a list of the situations in their lives which are stressful. As a class, they discuss myths about stress and...
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Beautiful Bovine

For Teachers K - 4th
Students compare and contrast a human body to a cow. Using a diagram, they label and identify the functions of the cow's numerous parts. In groups, they create a Venn Diagram to compare the various types of cows with one another. They...
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We Are Unique - Yet Also Alike

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders compare their lives to trees and make connections between the two, consider how trees are metaphors for people, and draw and label trees to represent themselves. Students then read brief stories, fables or nursery rhymes,...
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This Is Your Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students write dialogue about an important life event. They present their story to class and describe how this event helped in their development. Students explain different stages of human development as it pertains to their own life.
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Pond Habitats

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students define what a pond habitat is and explain what animals live in this habitat. They discuss what can harm or destroy a pond habitat. They create a poster of what could harm a pond habitat including illustrations and sentences. ...
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Bird Flu Worries Humans

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine what the bird flu is and how it spreads through an interactive program and videos. They discover why doctors are concerned about a pandemic. They examine other pandemics in the United States and how to prepare for them.
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Animals of the Chinese Zodiac

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study the elements of the Chinese zodiac. They observe the placement of the animals on the zodiac chart while studying the Chinese New Year.
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Getting Ready For Winter

For Teachers K - 1st
Students discuss what people, plants, and animals do to get ready for winter. They draw a picture of one activity humans do to prepare for winter. They share their pictures with the rest of the class.
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Alien Behaviors

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders identify human characteristics and classify them as inherited traits or learned traits.
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The Chromosome Connection Comparison of Human and Ape Chromosomes

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students participate in a chromosome comparison "adventure", in which the banding patterns are compared on the chromosomes of humans and apes.
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Human Behavior

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to the study of human behavior and develop their ideas about the importance of understanding mental health.
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Mental Health 3: Mental Health Through Literature

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the impact and portrayal of mental illness in literature. They develop thier ideas about mental health through the arts in this the third lesson plan on mental health.
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Development

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this psychology worksheet, learners complete 5 short answer questions on human's developmental stages and Kohlberg's theory.
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Southeast States

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders acquire knowledge about the settlement of the southeast region of the United states. In this united states geography lesson, 4th graders learn to analyze and understand  the ways in which groups  in society have marked...
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Biology Needs

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this life needs worksheet, students tick the box that is true about the needs for plants, animals, and humans. Students then write about the information.
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Pine Rockland Walk

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students take a field trip to the pine rockland area and identify three characteristics. In groups, they research the types of plants native to the area and the effect of non-native plants. To end the instructional activity, they...
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If You Mess With A Wetland, At Least Try to Make Amends!

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the role of wetlands in an ecosystem. In groups, they use the internet to research how humans have disturbed and ruined the effectiveness of wetlands throughout the country. They pretend they are in charge of...
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What Do We Have In Common?

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders perform a dissection on a mussels and label their internal organs. In groups, they compare and contrast the mussels structure to those of human beings. They also review the functions that are necessary for survival and...
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Global Awareness

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers read about how scientists are arriving at current theories of human origin and migration through mitochondrial DNA analysis. They then piece together a map showing the data from mitochondrial DNA analysis to plot the...
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Local Area - Is the Land Connected to Us?#144

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students examine how human influences have affected the Connecticut River Valley. They determine what a region is in relation to its human influences. They label the important human features of this region including dams, canals, and...
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Great North

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars use maps to locate the Arctic Circle, the North Pole and Northern Europe. They draw and label countries within the Arctic Cirlce and identify the groups of people who live there. They also watch and answer questions about...
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Hominid Series

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers are introduced to the human stages of evolution. They complete a series of lessons on identifying the cranial structure for various hominids, understanding the timeline involved in human evolution and investigating ancient...
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OBSERVING THE ROLES OF MALES AND FEMALES IN THE NURTURING OF THE YOUNG THROUGHOUT THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Pupils watch animal videos to identify and compare the male/female roles of different species of animals. They draw conclusions and compare those roles to those of humans. They discuss how the human male/female roles have changed...
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Investigating Human Behavior

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students explore the Holocaust and themes such as prejudice and discrimination.
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Why Behaviors Differ

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners watch a PowerPoint presentation and fill out a worksheet to explore the different abilities of students aged two months to four years.