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Intro to Evolution: How Did We Get Here: Lesson Overview

In this lesson, using segments from the PBS series The Human Spark, students will be introduced to Darwin’s theory of evolution and how it applies to human development throughout earth’s history. (Grades 6-8)

May 11th, 2010 | Comments Off on Intro to Evolution: How Did We Get Here: Lesson Overview

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Digging for the Truth: Lesson Overview

A media-enhanced lesson plan using selected segments from the THE HUMAN SPARK to teach how archeologists discover and examine artifacts and use them to formulate theories explaining how humans were able to advance beyond our now-extinct cousins the Neanderthals. (Grades 9-12)

May 9th, 2010 | 1 comment

Being Human: Video Segments

Using segments from the PBS program: The Human Spark, students explore the question “What makes us human?” These segments may be used alone or in conjunction with the lesson plan, "Being Human."

May 9th, 2010 | Comments Off on Being Human: Video Segments

The Language Spark: Video Segments

These selected video segments from the PBS series The Human Spark explore how the capacity for language develops in the human brain, and about how that capacity distinguishes us from other animals. They may be used in conjunction with the lesson plan, The Language Spark.

May 9th, 2010 | Comments Off on The Language Spark: Video Segments

Freak-Genomics: Video Segments

These clips from The Human Spark series discuss evolution by exploring information about human, Neanderthal, and chimpanzee DNA. The clips may be used alone or in conjunction with the lesson, Freak-Genomics.

May 8th, 2010 | 1 comment

The Developing Child: Video Segments

These segments from the PBS program: The Human Spark, explore the changes that occur in children as they grow. They may be used alone or in conjunction with the lesson, The Developing Child.

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Video Segments

These segments from the Human Spark: Becoming Us highlight and explore an important yet extinct branch of the human family tree – the Neanderthals. These segments may be used on their own or in conjunction with the lesson plan, Modern Family.

May 8th, 2010 | Comments Off on Video Segments

Sticks and Stones: Prehistory Technology: Video Segments

These 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.

May 8th, 2010 | Comments Off on Sticks and Stones: Prehistory Technology: Video Segments

Digging for the Truth: Video Segments

These selected segments from THE HUMAN SPARK may used in the classroom alone or in conjunction with the lesson plan, Digging Up the Truth, to teach how archeologists discover and examine artifacts and use them to formulate theories explaining how humans were able to advance beyond our now-extinct cousins the Neanderthals.

May 8th, 2010 | Comments Off on Digging for the Truth: Video Segments

Life As We Know It: Video Segments

These video segments from PBS Series, The Human Spark, explore the evolution of life on Earth, from the earliest single-celled organism to modern Homo sapiens. They may be used on their own or with the lesson plan, Life as We Know It.

May 8th, 2010 | Comments Off on Life As We Know It: Video Segments
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