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SESSION 5: How Did Humans Evolve? Is Evolution Still Happening?

Evaluate Part A: Bipedalism, Bigger Brains, and Natural Selection

The development of bipedalism and bigger brains had a profound effect on the evolution of hominids. Drawing on what you've read and viewed in this session so far, summarize your answers to these questions:


What advantages did each provide and why might they have been favored by natural selection?


What is the sequence of biological and cultural development in hominids?


What is the evidence?



Facilitator Note 5


Next: Evaluate Part B: Revise Your Concept Map

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