Human Evolution and the Introduction of the Neanderthals
Video: "The New History of Humanity" The video we are going to watch today is going to both reinforce and challenge what we think we know about the evolution of our human ancestors. While watching the video, use the document New History of Humanity - Video Notes (in your Social Studies Google Classroom) to take notes on what you already know about the lives of our early humans, what information is new regarding the lives of early humans, and what questions you still have.
Introducing the Neanderthals The human evolution journey continues as we learn about another human species, one that many consider to be the most closely related to us: the Neanderthals. As you read from the excerpts from our Ancient Civilizations textbook below, use the document Neanderthal and Modern Humans - Venn Diagram (in your Social Studies Google Classroom) to take notes on how Neanderthals are both similar and different compared to our modern human species.
Homework Please complete the documents New History of Humanity - Video Notes and Neanderthal and Modern Humans - Venn Diagram by Friday, August 28.