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In Search of Human Origins, Part I

Classroom Activity


Objective
To plot locations of important African finds in the search for early human remains.

Materials for each team
  • copy of "Locating the Evidence" student handout (PDF or HTML)
Procedure
  1. Copy and distribute the "Locating the Evidence" student handout. Ask students to mark the places on the map where they predict our earliest ancestors' remains were found.

  2. As they watch the program, have students use the map to mark the locations of important finds in the search for early human remains. Ask them to record the date and details of each find on a separate sheet of paper. What is similar about all of these locations?

Activity Answer

All of these finds occurred in the Great Rift Valley.

map of Africa and Great Rift Valley
Teacher's Guide
In Search of Human Origins, Part I
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