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Thomas Jefferson - Author of The Declaration of Indepence & 3rd U.S. President | Mini Bio | BIO Video
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Human Ancestry Made Easy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore the Out of Africa Theory, genetics, and human ancestry with this clear and interesting video clip. Older scientists will gain a basic understanding of how genetic markers have helped anthropologists determine the origin and...
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Why Human Ancestry Matters: Crash Course Big History #205

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Genetic variation makes for stronger species, but for a mammalian species, humans are disturbingly closely related. Help your class explore human ancestry and genealogy using the 15th video in a 16-part series. It describes how we became...
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What Was the Ancestor of Everything?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
As part of evolution species branch off of others species. But what did the original limb look like? Young scientists discover the exciting study of the last universal common ancestor as they hear from specialists in multiple scientific...
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Tracing Genetic Ancestry Using DNA Microarrays

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High school learners read and discuss an article about genetic ancestry and genetic ancestry testing. They complete a paper and pencil activity that mimics the function of a DNA microarray and consider the ethics of genetic testing in...
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Great Transitions: The Origin of Tetrapods

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The featured movie focuses on the ancestry of our four-footed friends. Find the fundamental pattern of their limbs and vertebrae in fossils of fish. After viewing, biology learners can enjoy interactive websites to zoom in on the...
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Immigration / Ancestry Bulletin Board Activity

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Pupils bring items to school that represent their ancestry or heritage. Individually, they present this item to the class so that their classmates can discover their unique past. Using the Internet, they research their own family history...
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Structures That Reveal Common Ancestry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, check out wing shapes for common ancestry! Beginning biologists compare wings as analogous structures and discover that environment influences evolution of adaptations. A third activity relies on...
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Roots: The Ancestry of Modern People

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate the models for the origin of modern humans and the conditions that facilitate speciation and evolution. The classification and nomenclature of hominid species is also examined.
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Introduction to Adaptation

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders observe collections of specimens and discuss their answers to provided questions. They explore common ancestry, homology, analogy, adaptive radiation, and evolution, while formulating creative answers based on their...
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The Colonization of the United States

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Bring the Age of Exploration into the 21st century with this ancestry activity! Learners get a chance to explore the complex genealogy of the Spanish settlers through watching two video clips (approximately five minutes each) featuring...
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Structural Factors in Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Laboratory activities encourage evolutionary biology scholars to consider homologous structures as evidence of common ancestry. They learn how to formulate phylogenic trees and that environment influences to genetic variation. Activities...
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What did T. rex taste like?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine the three domains of life and explain that all living things share a common ancestor.  In this paleontology lesson students are introduced to the process of illustrating evolutionary relationships. 
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Dimetrodon Is Not A Dinosaur

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Dimetrodon—the dinosaur that wasn't really a dinosaur! Explore the facts about an animal that lived before the Jurassic era with a fact-filled video from Brain Scoop. The narrator shows dimetrodon's characteristics, its common ancestry...
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Gloria Steinem’s Ancestry and Women’s Rights Movements: Lesson Plan | Finding Your Roots

For Teachers 5th - 12th
New ReviewIntroduce class members to Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, activist, writer, and lecturer Gloria Steinem with a PBS resource that not only investigates Steinem's ancestry but also encourages learners to trace their own.
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 5 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Part five of the 13-part series begins with a refutable argument stating that genetically, the ancient people of Australia were populated by the first African ancestors. Spencer Wells travels to India to find the link that bridges...
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Fossils and Evidence for Evolution

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What was the paleontologist's favorite album? The fossil record! Introduce the concept of fossils as evidence for evolution to your biology class with an inspiring video. The narrator of the Fuse School video from the Evolution playlist...
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 13 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This 13-part series concludes with the seemingly impossible idea that as few as four individuals populated South America. This theory is not fully explained, but there is a wonderful image-rich montage showcasing all the faces met along...
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Making Peace

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students examine how African societies view their family and ancestors and settle disputes. They create a spirit doll, and role-play conflict resolution using the ancestor figure dolls.
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Using Amino Acid Sequences to Show Evolutionary Relationships

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Compare protein fragments, count amino acids, and use the information to explore common ancestry. The resource mentions a student worksheet, however, a separate printable worksheet is not provided. The exercises are written into the...
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Once Upon a Time

For Teachers 10th - 11th
High school pupils research online to complete a family tree and explore their ancestry. They view a sketch of a family tree, and brainstorm questions to ask their parents about their heritage. They also diagram their own family tree. In...
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Dimetrodon: Our Most Unlikely Ancestor

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Dimetrodon lived before flowers, and people often believe it was a dinosaur. Research, however, proves a different story. An informative video teaches more about the dimetrodon, a mammal often confused for a reptile. It explains the...
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Native American Perspectives

For Teachers 4th
Discover the unique perspective of a Native American in the Woods Canyon Pueblo by reading stories and answering questions. Afterward, your class will consider their own ancestry and culture and compare it to the Pueblo culture.
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 11 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Geneticist Spencer Wells continues in part 11 off the 13-part Journey of Man series. Your class will witness the amazing survival techniques employed by the Chuchi people that are probably very similar to the techniques used by our Ice...
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 10 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Deep inside the Arctic Circle, Spencer continues his quest to find the migratory path and lifestyle that led to human success. Again human variation is explained in terms of physical adaptations ignited by environmental extremes. This...

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