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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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Why Human Ancestry Matters: Crash Course Big History #205

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Genetic variation makes for stronger species, but for a mammalian species, humans are disturbingly closely related. Help your class explore human ancestry and genealogy using the 15th video in a 16-part series. It describes how we became...
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What Was the Ancestor of Everything?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
As part of evolution species branch off of others species. But what did the original limb look like? Young scientists discover the exciting study of the last universal common ancestor as they hear from specialists in multiple scientific...
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Immigration / Ancestry Bulletin Board Activity

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Pupils bring items to school that represent their ancestry or heritage. Individually, they present this item to the class so that their classmates can discover their unique past. Using the Internet, they research their own family history...
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Structures That Reveal Common Ancestry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, check out wing shapes for common ancestry! Beginning biologists compare wings as analogous structures and discover that environment influences evolution of adaptations. A third activity relies on...
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Tracing Genetic Ancestry Using DNA Microarrays

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High school learners read and discuss an article about genetic ancestry and genetic ancestry testing. They complete a paper and pencil activity that mimics the function of a DNA microarray and consider the ethics of genetic testing in...
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The Colonization of the United States

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Bring the Age of Exploration into the 21st century with this ancestry activity! Learners get a chance to explore the complex genealogy of the Spanish settlers through watching two video clips (approximately five minutes each) featuring...
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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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Gloria Steinem’s Ancestry and Women’s Rights Movements: Lesson Plan | Finding Your Roots

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Introduce class members to Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, activist, writer, and lecturer Gloria Steinem with a PBS resource that not only investigates Steinem's ancestry but also encourages learners to trace their own.
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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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Native American Perspectives

For Teachers 4th
Discover the unique perspective of a Native American in the Woods Canyon Pueblo by reading stories and answering questions. Afterward, your class will consider their own ancestry and culture and compare it to the Pueblo culture.
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Once Upon a Time

For Teachers 10th - 11th
High school pupils research online to complete a family tree and explore their ancestry. They view a sketch of a family tree, and brainstorm questions to ask their parents about their heritage. They also diagram their own family tree. In...
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Where do I come from?

For Teachers 3rd
Allow your class to investigate and discover interesting facts about their ancestors. Third graders should interview their family members in order to create a web of their personal ancestry using Hyperstudio (see example on slide 6)....
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Structural Factors in Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Laboratory activities encourage evolutionary biology scholars to consider homologous structures as evidence of common ancestry. They learn how to formulate phylogenic trees and that environment influences to genetic variation. Activities...
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Introduction to Adaptation

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders observe collections of specimens and discuss their answers to provided questions. They explore common ancestry, homology, analogy, adaptive radiation, and evolution, while formulating creative answers based on their...
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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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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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My Family Tree

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students create a family tree. In this ancestry lesson, students research a country that one of their ancestors is from. Students interview a grandparent and map out a family tree.
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Dimetrodon Is Not A Dinosaur

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Dimetrodon—the dinosaur that wasn't really a dinosaur! Explore the facts about an animal that lived before the Jurassic era with a fact-filled video from Brain Scoop. The narrator shows dimetrodon's characteristics, its common ancestry...
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Ancestry Statistics

For Teachers 11th
For this statistics worksheet, 11th graders analyze data and make a graph dealing with statistics about their ancestry. They analyze data using pie graphs, bar graphs and linear graphs.
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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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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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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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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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