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All Posts Tagged With: "evolution"

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

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

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Program Three: Brain Matters: Video: Full Episode

Peer into Alan Alda's head as we uncover where our most human abilities reside. Watch the full episode now.

Jan 19th, 2010 | 23 comments

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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

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Program One: Becoming Us: Video: Full Episode

Alan Alda confronts the puzzle of why our ancestors got the Spark and evolved into us, while the first humans to leave Africa for Europe--the Neanderthals--never did.

Jan 7th, 2010 | 33 comments

Web-Exclusive Video: First Neanderthal Find, Before Its Time

In this video, archaeologist Michel Toussaint describes how the first discovery of a Neanderthal skull in 1829 was ahead of its time.

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Web-Exclusive Video: Less Spark, More Smolder?

Alan Alda travels to a French cave called Roc de Marsal, where archaeologists are becoming experts on Neanderthal life.

Dec 23rd, 2009 | 1 comment
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