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LESSON 5: 

How Did Humans Evolve?

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Activity One—
Fossil Finding

Students and their team members gather information to answer each of the four questions. They assemble a complete picture of the assigned fossil find and are able to discuss it with other groups in class. They synthesize the data from all groups.

Students have some trouble organizing their small groups. Students answer their own question, but have difficulty assembling the evidence they find into a complete picture of the fossil find. Students have some difficulty discussing their fossil find with other groups in class.

Students have some trouble organizing their small groups, do not answer their own question, and have difficulty discussing their fossil find with other groups in class.

Activity Two—
A Tree Full of Ancestors

Students find three family trees, conduct thorough background research, and answer questions on their discussion forms completely and thoughtfully. They write meaningful newspaper articles.

Students find three family trees but do not do much background research. They come up with an idea for a discovery but do not write in-depth articles.

Students fail to find three family trees and do little or no background research. They do not put much effort into thinking of a discovery.


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