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The Language Spark: Lesson Overview

In this lesson, students will use selected video segments from the PBS series The Human Spark to explore how the capacity for language develops in the human brain, and about how that capacity distinguishes us from other animals.

Jul 5th, 2010 | 1 comment

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Being Human: Lesson Overview

Using segments from the PBS program: The Human Spark, students explore the question “What makes us human?” (Grades 5-8)

Jul 5th, 2010 | Comments Off

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Journey into the Brain: Lesson Overview

Using segments from the The Human Spark, students learn about the human brain, including information about brain regions, brain activity and technologies used to explore brain activity. (Grades 9-12)

Jul 4th, 2010 | Comments Off

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Social Skills: Lesson Overview

In this lesson, students will use selected segments from the PBS series The Human Spark to investigate the differences and similarities between the respective social dynamics of humans and our closest primate relatives and what they may tell us about what—if anything—may make us uniquely human. (Grades 9-12)

Jul 3rd, 2010 | Comments Off

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Sticks and Stones: Prehistory Technology: Lesson Overview

In this lesson, selected segments from the PBS series The Human Spark are used to help students understand both the construction and context of some of the prehistoric tools which allowed early humans to survive and thrive. (Grades 9-12)

Jul 1st, 2010 | Comments Off

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Life As We Know It: Lesson Overview

In this lesson, students will explore the evolution of life on Earth using video segments from The Human Spark, from the earliest single-celled organism to modern Homo sapiens. (Grades 9-12)

Jun 22nd, 2010 | Comments Off

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Modern Family: Lesson Overview

In this lesson, students learn about an important yet extinct branch of the human family tree – the Neanderthals. (Grades 9-12)

Jun 20th, 2010 | 1 comment

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The Developing Child: Lesson Overview

Using segments from the PBS program: The Human Spark, students learn about the changes that occur in children as they grow. (Grades 9-12)

Jun 18th, 2010 | Comments Off

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Freak-Genomics: Lesson Overview

In this lesson, using clips from The Human Spark: Becoming Us, students will learn about evolution by exploring information about human, Neanderthal, and chimpanzee DNA. (Grades 9-12)

Jun 14th, 2010 | Comments Off

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Experimenting with Experiments: Lesson Overview

Using segments from the Human Spark, in this video-enhanced lesson students learn how to design and critique experiments with living subjects. (Grades 5-8)

Jun 12th, 2010 | 1 comment
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