SCIENCE Until recently, it was widely thought that the first humans arrived in North America via a land bridge between what is now Russia and Alaska. Now, anthropologists think America’s earliest humans didn’t arrive by land at all. (Science) Why did humans migrate to the Americas? Use our activity to explore ancient push-pull factors. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in … Continue reading Did the First Americans Take a Ride on the Kelp Highway?
As a biology teacher who is a passionate proponent of teaching evolution as the backbone of my classes, I constantly get bombarded by students with tons of evolution questions. I do a lot of work correcting their misconceptions and clarifying some of the more nuanced aspects of evolutionary theory. YES, evolution IS a theory and here’s why that is a GOOD thing. Perhaps my favorite … Continue reading Talking Evolution: Are We Still Evolving?
Kim Young, this week’s Educator of the Week, engaged her students in exploring their own and others’ stories of migration through the Out of Eden Learn platform. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Storytelling Across Borders
SCIENCE Members of the Stolen Generations may finally find a way back to their country, thanks to new research that reveals differences in Aboriginal DNA can be linked to specific geographic areas. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Who were the Stolen Generations? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Where did the first Australians come from? Take a … Continue reading DNA Confirms Aboriginal Australians Have Been in the Country a Long Time
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week, we learned … … there is a Museum of Endangered Sounds that preserves all those obsolete ’90s tech noises. How many sounds in the museum can you identify? What are some everyday sounds you think might be obsolete in 20 years? Resource: Sound out your city! … Continue reading 10 Things We Learned This Week!