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All Posts Tagged With: "tools"

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

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

Sticks and Stones: Prehistory Technology: Lesson Activities




Jul 1st, 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

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

Program One: Becoming Us: Video Excerpt: Stone-Age Throwing Spears

Alan Alda joins John Shea for a lesson on Primitive Technology. Alan makes hand axes like a Neanderthal, but throws a pretty mean spear at an unsuspecting doe.

Dec 24th, 2009 | 5 comments

Spark Blog: Interview – John Shea, Paleoanthropologist

Here John Shea shares a bit more about his research interests – and what it’s like to be interviewed for television!

Dec 9th, 2009 | Comments Off

Spark Blog: Video – Making Stone Tools Is Sooo Millions of Years Ago

John Shea at Stony Brook University is keeping alive the stone toolmaking technologies used by our most ancient ancestors.

Nov 20th, 2009 | 3 comments

Spark Blog: Working (and Playing) with Primitive Technology

Larry Engel and the crew head to Stony Brook, where Alan Alda gets a lesson in primitive weapon- and bead-making from experimental archaeologist John Shea.

Oct 6th, 2009 | 1 comment

In the News

In the News: Video – Pyroengineering

Pyroengineering. A big word for what early modern humans learned to do with silcrete at least 72,000 years ago, according to researchers.

Aug 20th, 2009 | 2 comments
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