Inside the Minds of Animals

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Is it instinct and intelligence that divide animals from humans? What are they really thinking, and how do we define that? Check out this great video that discusses everything from Descartes' thoughts on the topic and Darwinian evolution to behaviorists' ideas on consciousness and the human ability to reflect.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners write a reflection on their own experiences with animals and ways in which they believe humans do or do not match the intelligence of those creatures
Pros

  • Offers many examples of animals' abilities to solve complex problems
  • Excellent graphics and animations used to illustrate content
  • Engaging video
Cons

  • None