Are We All Related?

All humans alive today descended from the same woman who lived just 150,000 years ago. A thought-provoking video explains this concept as part of a larger biology playlist. It lists the location where the woman lived as well as where our other common ancestors are in the human family tree.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss that our differences really are skin deep
  • Extend on the concept of variations and why there is so much difference after a relatively small amount of evolutionary time
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of mitochondria and DNA
Pros

  • Provides subtitles in 10 languages for English learners
  • Connects biology, geography, history, and technology
  • Works well in traditional or flipped classrooms
Cons

  • None