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Human Origin Lab - Pre-Visit Lesson Plans



Introduction to The Connecting Human Origin and Cultural Diversity Program (CHOCD) and Homo sapiens sapiens

I. Introduction

II. What makes us human?

Activities

1. Arm span vs. height
2. Head Proportions
3. Skull measurement example: ration of length of the skull to the height of the person, calculation

III. What do we eat?

1. Show cow skull and human skull as a comparison
2. Show herbivore/carnivore board
3. Questions

  • What do humans eat?
  • What do cows eat?
  • What do wolves eat?

4. Group animals/humans according to what they eat

  • Cards of examples of different foods for herbivore/carnivore/omnivore

Activities

1. Team competition