Using DNA to Trace Human Migration

Can scientists trace all humans back to a small region in Africa? An intriguing lesson turns back time to reveal artifacts leading scientists to believe human life originated in Africa and dispersed from there.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Partner with the social studies department to create an interdisciplinary lesson
  • Allow individuals to work through the slideshow at their own pace
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects and understanding of DNA code
Pros

  • Includes a guided notes document for pupils to complete as they view the lesson
  • Provides maps and diagrams to better illustrate the concept
Cons

  • None