You meet the leader, read reports from the field, and join them in trying to figure out the “puzzle.” Included is an exhibit on Africa as the cradle of evolution, an introduction to Hominids, and a “Hominid Family Album.” There are K-12 classroom ideas a small listing of related links. Atlas of the Human Journey This broad but engaging site from the National Geographic Society employs an interactive globe to explore key historical events and a “genetics journey” to explain personal lineage over tens of thousands of years. BBC History: Archaeology This is an informative and engaging site from the BBC.There are special sections on excavating human remains and the story of carbon dating as well as archaeology news stories from the BBC.Fossil Fragments: The Riddle of Human Origins This offering from Yale University is based on a 2004 exhibition and explores the history of fossil hunting and fossils themselves.The history section is essentially an essay, but the rest of the site is highly visual and features great up-close photos of bronze age and neanderthal skulls.The Natural World section includes an Ice Age timeline with “cold” facts, and an interactive timeline of the warm/cold cycle.The site also has information on excavation techniques.The Human Evolution section provides an overview of a three million year human journey “from the treetops of Africa to civilisation.” The presentation is a mix of text and graphics supplemented with related BBC links.
Prehistoric man ‘used crude sat nav’ Telegraph, September 15, 2009 — Prehistoric man navigated his way across England using a crude version of sat nav based on stone circle markers, historians have claimed.
It explores evidence of early human origins, follows early man through Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Ice Age, examines what makes us human, and ponders the future of evolution.
Interesting features include Meet the Ancestors which provides a visual side-by-side examination of man, chimpanzees, and neanderthals.
Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial This Nova companion website centers on the case over teaching Intelligent Design in schools and includes the Dover School Board’s controversial disclaimer on evolution and the memo science teachers wrote in response, a defense of Intelligent Design by Phillip Johnson, the father of ID, Judge John Jones reads key excerpts from his landmark ruling There are video and audio excerpts, such as an interview with Judge John Jones and even experts who describe the essence of science and how it differs from religion.
Understanding Evolution Understanding Evolution is an excellent introduction to teaching the science and history of evolutionary biology.