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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.
Early civilizations developed into complex societies because of the advent of stable agricultural practices and plant/animal domestication. Share the earliest civilizations to grow from the first agricultural revolution with your class. They will learn about Catal Huyuk, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and The Fertile Crescent. Maybe you'll inspire the worlds next anthropologist!
Students explore prehistoric times by completing web activities in class. In this human ancestry instructional activity, students identify the archaeological discovery of the "Lucy" skeleton and what it meant for science. Students investigate the Leakey Foundation website and analyze a news article about the discovery before summarizing it in written form.
Each slide contains notes for learners to use to answer three comprehension questions regarding the Paleolithic Period. They are to draw what a typical day in the life of Paleolithic man would look like. Great resource to make available for test prep or as homework help.