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Understanding Our Past 14—pages (4 students) Allie, Aubrey, Shelby, Drew THURSDAY

  • Extinct Primates Allie
  • A Record of the Past Allie
  • The Dating Game Allie
  • Fossil Detectives Allie
  • Ancient Environments Aubrey
  • Examining the Evidence Aubrey
  • Reconstructing History Aubrey
  • Faces from Fossils Shelby
  • Our Family Tree Shelby
  • Living Primates Shelby
  • DNA: Comparing Humans & Chimps Drew
  • Evolution: How It Works Drew
  • Tree of Life Drew
  • Family Resemblances Drew

The History of Human Evolution 16—pages (5 students) Nakia, Jennifer, William, Grant, Molly THURSDAY

  • The First Humans Nakia
  • Early Tools Nakia
  • Turkana Boy Nakia
  • Many Faces of Homo Jennifer
  • Out of Africa Jennifer
  • Peking Man Jennifer
  • Spreading through Asia William
  • The First Europeans William
  • New Migrants William
  • Evolution in Europe Grant
  • The Neanderthals Grant
  • The Origin of Our Species Grant
  • The Arrival of Homo sapiens Grant
  • Life during the Ice Age Molly
  • Expansion of Homo sapiens Molly
  • The Symbolic World Molly

One Human Species 6—pages (2 students) Demarcus & Marie FRIDAY

  • Leaving Africa
- 150,000 years ago
  • By Land and by Sea
- They ate seafood

  • Steppes into Asia
  • Moving into Europe
- Studies of DNA have shown that humans are 99.9 percent genetically identical
- The first Homo sapiens to leave Africa for Europe settled in the Netherlands
  • The First Americans
-The Homo sapiens stayed closer to Central America
- Present day Canada was underwater
  • Beneath the Surface
- Individuality comes from environment, social influences, and human thoughts and behavior
- DNA, Race, and Medicine: DNA and race play a major role in determining skin pigmentation and facial features, but other than that others come from the environment

What Makes Us Human? 7—pages FRIDAY

  • The Human Brain
- Our brain separated us from any other body part.
- Counts for 2.5 percent of our body.
- 100 billion neurons
- Generally same for the last 150,000 years
- Developed abilities for music and art
- Symbolic awakening
- 100,000 years ago
  • Language
- Humans are unique: make up own language
- Origins- not much is known
- Body language
- Simple sounds
  • Music
- Humans are naturally musically inclined
- A unique function of the human brain
- Many different uses
- Wide spread
- Musical instruments
- 30,000 years ago
- bone
  • Art
- Art is interwoven in every human culture
- Origins: Cave paintings

  • Tools and Technology
- The first stone tools found about 2.5 million years ago
- The tools we have now evolved from first primitive tools
- These tools vary from counting devices, fishing hooks, pottery
- Oldest fishing hooks are 18,000 years ago
  • A World of Human Expression
- We express ourselves by music, art
  • The Science of Evolution
- The theory of evolution
- It is a very controversial theory
- People are starting to accept it into their lives
- The theory hasn’t really changed

Our Future 3—pages (Dr. Field--TUESDAY)

  • Our Future Bodies
- Will humans evolve in the future?
- Are humans still evolving?
- Could a new human species evolve?
- Genetic Engineering
- Environmental Challenges for the human species
- Pollution
- Food
- Temperature
- Global Warming
- Wars
  • Our Future Environment
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  • Our Future Universe