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Digging for Humanity's Origins
16 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
"Is this a good evolutionary adaptation, or is it going to lead us to being the shortest lived hominid species on planet earth?" Listen as Kenyan paleontologist Louise Leakey discusses our evolution from common ancestry and her work in...
When Humans Were Prey
10 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewA 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....
Sustainable Development and Africa's Wildlife Reserves
9th - 12th
Introduce the topic of sustainable development. Using Africa as an example, high schoolers will read about these types of projects and how they are protecting their wildlife in reserves. They analyze the role of globalization in these...
African Artist El Anatsui as a Reflection of African Culture: Human Rights Issues and Activism Through Art
12th - Higher Ed
Students explore global issues through visual art analysis. In this African art lesson, students examine works by El Anatsui and discussing their human rights themes. Students then design lesson plans based on their findings.
Human Impacts In The African Rain Forest: What Can We Do?
9th - 12th
Students examine the human impacts that conservationist Michael Fay noticed on his Congo Trek and Africa MegaFlyover projects. They write recommendations to the region's governments and businesses, explaining what should be done about...
Connecting Africa: A Project-Based Learning Adventure
6th - 8th
Mission Possible: Your task is to design a new highway route from Tunis, Tunisia to Cape Town, South Africa. If you accept the challenge, you must create a small map of the route that has already been rejected, a rationale for rejection...
Climographs: Temperature, Precipitation, and the Human Condition
9th - 12th
Students read, analyze, and construct climographs. They practice matching climographs to locations in the United States and in Africa. Students discern climate patterns and make predictions about the effects on humans in different places...
Ancient Origins: The Role of Archaeology in Reconstructing the Past
8th - 10th
Students read information about the ancient origins of art and archaeology with a focus on the Malian culture. In this art origins lesson, students read background information for the topic and compare ancient and contemporary objects....
Pastoralists and Agrarians: Identifying Connections between Historical and Contemporary Migration
7th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Pastoralists and agrarians, livestock raisers and farmers. Using the conflict in Darfur as a lens, class members investigate the conflicts that arise when these groups are forced to migrate from one area to another.