Where Did Humans Come From?

Part of a biology playlist, the video discusses human ancestry and represents the first in a smaller four-part series exploring humans. It describes the fossils found, where the fit on the family tree, and why there are so many missing pieces.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Read more about the homo naledi
  • Go into more depth about the rarity of finding fossils even though we know they existed
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of human anatomy and evolution
Pros

  • Offers closed captioning for ease of note taking
  • Requires very little class time
  • Presents a continuum of research findings on the topic
Cons

  • None