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The Island of Shrinking Mammoths

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We've heard about pygmy pigs—why not pygmy mammoths? Fossil evidence proves their existence, but the dilemma is figuring out where they lived. A video describes different theories on their evolution and migration.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use links to reference sites to continue researching the topic
  • Have learners map the locations of fossils from the different types of mammoths
Classroom Considerations
  • Consider monitoring the comments if students view independently
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
Pros
  • Narrator shows excitement for the topic, which makes the lesson engaging
  • Includes a discussion of both proven and discredited hypotheses
Cons
  • None