Homo Habilis Teacher Resources
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The Earliest Humans
Study the wonder and science that leads us to our human past. From Darwin and Huxley's assertions regarding the origin of the species to the discoveries at Oldivi Gorge, this PowerPoint is sure to interest your class. They'll learn about early hominids such as Homo Erectus, Homo Habilis, and Neanderthal, not to mention the interesting genetic evidence that makes it all true.
10th - 12th Science
Digging for Humanity's Origins
"Is this a good evolutionary adaptation, or is it going to lead us to being the shortest lived hominid species on planet earth?" Listen as Kenyan paleontologist Louise Leakey discusses our evolution from common ancestry and her work in East Africa looking for fossil remains to piece together our evolutionary past.
16 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Human Evolution Overview
About 70 million years ago dinosaurs ruled the earth, but as Sal explains, a huge meteor struck the earth and wiped them out. What happened next was a boom in a new type of animal, lucky for us that animal was the primate. Learn all about the rise of the homo sapiens and even the Neanderthal.
12 mins 8th - 10th Science
Replacing Missing Links in the Evolutionary Chain
Examine the evolution of various species of hominids from their earliest existence approximately 4.5 million years ago to today. In small groups, learners research one of the ten stages of hominid evolution and then create a poster and visual timeline to represent how man has changed.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
In this human ancestry activity, students will answer questions about hominids, "Lucy", and the emergence of modern humans. Then students will compare the characteristics of Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons. This activity has four short answer, seven true or false, eight matching, and seven multiple choice questions.
9th - 12th Science
Almost 100 slides explore the history of life and how it has changed over time. Full of photos and graphics, the colorful text is highly informative. You could go through these slides, pick and choose which you might want to highlight, and hide those that you don't want.
9th - 12th Science
Going the Way the Wind Blows
Students examine the cause and effect relationship between geography and ancient civilizations. After reading an article, they determine how new findings can help scientists examine the migration patterns of these civilizations. Using the internet, they research how climate and geography affected prehistoric humans and create their own dioramas.
6th - 12th Science
We, the First People
Students explore new support regarding the earliest peopling of America by examining multiple theories on the migration of the first people to America, investigating related archaeological finds, and creating research-based scientific reports on their assigned archeological finds to present at an "archeology convention.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
In this geography worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle about Africa. They identify the capitals of various countries located in Africa, the most fertile area, the largest desert, and the longest river. There are 19 questions to respond to correctly.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History