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All Posts Tagged With: "chimpanzees"

Video-Enhanced Lesson

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 on Being Human: Lesson Overview

Video-Enhanced Lesson

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 on Social Skills: Lesson Overview

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

Social Skills: Video Segments

These video segments from the PBS series The Human Spark 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.

May 8th, 2010 | Comments Off on Social Skills: Video Segments

Video Excerpt: Social Networks and the Spark

Alan Alda finds out how human social networks compare to those of chimps and watches babies pick cooperative puppets over those that won't play.

Jan 17th, 2010 | 6 comments

Hollywood Chimps – The Debate

Some chimp experts have concerns about how media portrayals could affect chimpanzee welfare in the United States and abroad.

Jan 13th, 2010 | 16 comments

Full Episode

Program Two: So Human, So Chimp: Video: Full Episode

Alan Alda explores how much humans and chimps have in common, and what sets us apart. Watch the full episode now.

Jan 12th, 2010 | 35 comments

Program Two: So Human, So Chimp: Video Excerpt: Chimps vs. Children

Alan Alda finds out how children will help—and like it, while chimps are less inclined to offer enthusiastic assistance.

Dec 30th, 2009 | 1 comment

Web-Exclusive Video: Human Spark = Spite?

Scientist Keith Jensen plays the Ultimatum Game with Alan Alda and shows him the differences between how humans and chimps react to various offers.

Dec 28th, 2009 | 1 comment

Web-Exclusive Video: How to Groom Relationships

If you’re a chimp, making friends is straightforward – put in some time grooming your buddy and hopefully you’ll stay on his good side. Not so for humans.

Dec 18th, 2009 | 1 comment
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