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Online Course for Teachers: Teaching Evolution

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SESSION 5

 SESSION 5: How Did Humans Evolve? Is Evolution Still Happening?

Evaluate Part A: Bipedalism, Bigger Brains, and Natural Selection

The development of bipedalism and bigger brains had a profound effect on the evolution of hominids. Drawing on what you've read and viewed in this session so far, summarize your answers to these questions:

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What advantages did each provide and why might they have been favored by natural selection?

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What is the sequence of biological and cultural development in hominids?

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What is the evidence?

Facilitator Note 5

Next: Evaluate Part B: Revise Your Concept Map

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