Search NOVA Teachers
TOPICS: Evolution, Anthropology
Becoming Human
Where did we come from? What makes us human? An explosion of recent discoveries sheds light on these questions, and NOVA's comprehensive, three-part special, "Becoming Human," examines what the latest scientific research reveals about our hominid relatives—putting together the pieces of our human past and transforming our understanding of our earliest ancestors.
See show description
Welcome to NOVA's "Lesson Ideas." This new feature mines NOVA's vast library to bring you a robust selection of interactives, video clips, and lesson plans you can use to make science come alive for your students. Come back each week for a new collection centered on a different topic area.
Subject areas covered: Evolution, Anthropology

Tell us what you think. Send us your thoughts, questions, comments, and ideas.

Back to Teachers Home

Present the program's overall science
or career topics to your students.
Use these resources to provide background for the lesson ideas suggested in the "Learn the Science" and "Discover Careers" sections.

Introduce key science topics and concepts with these media-rich resources.  
Becoming Human: Part 1 FIRST STEPS
Discover what set us on the path to humanity.

Becoming Human: Part 2 BIRTH OF HUMANITY
Explore the first ancestors that resembled us.

Becoming Human: Part 3 LAST HUMAN STANDING
Examine why Homo sapiens are the most successful of all species.

See what it's like to work in the field.  
Related Careers
Find out about careers related to human evolution.

ExxonMobil Pacific Life HHMI CPB

Support provided by