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Video-Enhanced Lesson

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

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

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

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

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

Web-Exclusive Video: The South African Spark

Was the area that is now the coast of South Africa once an important site of innovation for early humans?

Jan 11th, 2010 | 3 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: You + Me = We

All our shared values that allow us to cooperate and collaborate lend a “we-ness” to the human species that is certainly lacking in our primate relatives.

Dec 30th, 2009 | 4 comments

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

In the News

In the News: On Religion and Evolution

A recent study published in Science sets aside the religious critique of evolution and examines how religion itself may be a part of human evolution.

Nov 20th, 2008 | 6 comments

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