Homo Habilis Teacher Resources
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In this human ancestry instructional 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 instructional activity has four short answer, seven true or false, eight matching, and seven multiple choice questions.
High schoolers are introduced to the human stages of evolution. They complete a series of lessons on identifying the cranial structure for various hominids, understanding the timeline involved in human evolution and investigating ancient artifacts.
"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. Leakey illustrates the steps of finding and excavating fossils, the geographic processes involved in preserving and locating fossils, and the major characteristics of homo erectus, such as his/her life expectancy, physical health, abilities, activities. etc.
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.
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. The focus is on physical characteristics and how they indicate who our closest ancestors might have been.
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. They reflect on these issues in their journals.
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."
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. Because of the extent of information here, this is a valuable resource to use when teaching evolutionary concepts to your biology classes.
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. Definitely geared for a high school audience.
In this primate evolution worksheet, students will compare 3 characteristics that all primates share. Then students will compare the traits of current primates to early man by completing 5 short answer questions.
In this Homo sapien worksheet, students use a diagram showing the evolution of man beginning 4 million years ago to complete 3 short answer questions.
Students examine fossils in order to study humans and how humans evolved over time. In this human evolution lesson students examine different genetic relationships between humans and other species.
Young scholars discuss Hominid evolution through various websites and other resources. They examine online fossil skulls, discuss the use of tools by ancient man, and look for examples of sophisticated tools built by man.
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.
In this geography worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle about Africa. The nineteen questions deal with capitals, countries, and terrain.