Quick summary: Students investigate the role of collective learning in human evolution. Students begin by responding to a video and then write a short story aimed at demonstrating how collective learning has contributed positively to human achievements and evolution.
- Students understand the role that collective learning has played in human evolution.
- Students understand that human evolution isn’t just a measure of advancement in physical traits, but can also be measured by human achievement.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 10 Science
- The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living things and is supported by a range of scientific evidence (ACSSU185)
Syllabus Outcomes: SC5-14LW.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Literacy.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.8.
Relevant parts of Year 10 Science achievement standards: Students explain the processes that underpin heredity and evolution.
Time required: 60 mins +
Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – oversee activity.
Resources required: Where do you come from, Human evolution factsheet, Phylogenetic tree human origins, Internet access, Student Worksheet – one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet.
Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities.
Homework and extension opportunities: Includes opportunities for extension. This activity can be completed as homework.
Keywords: Human evolution, history, collective learning.
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