When We Met Other Human Species

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It seems the human species may have learned from its mistakes—when it comes to evolution, anyway. Examine the characteristics of ancient hominins in an installment of the PBS Eon series. The video instructor discusses fossil records to highlight key adaptations and genetic similarities to illustrate how the species evolved.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use images from the video presentation to create a slide series
  • Incorporate during a unit on genetic evolution
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires prior knowledge of DNA and genetic code

  • Narrator shows excitement for the topic holding the viewers' attention
  • Presents new vocabulary in written and verbal form

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