this lesson breaks down into two parts. The first, and most controversial, deals with biological evolution, in particular that of humans. The second part looks at the third, and most rapid, type of evolution discussed in the first lesson: that of technology.Here begins the ongoing feedback of technology breeding ideas for more new technologies, and so on. This process will accelerate and become especially apparent in the late 1800s during the industrial revolution. It continues to accelerate today.
Introducing The lesson is a series of telescoping timelines to illustrate how our species has only briefly been around compared to the totality of time.
This is a self-contained PowerPoint that develops slide by slide. It can be run as a timed presentation on its own, presented slide by slide for discussion, or integrated into your other lectures. There are also extensive pictures with captions mixed in to illustrate the lesson and capture students’ interest. This packet also contains a student reading, flowchart, and the author’s own research notes which contain lots of details and interesting trivia to spice up your class.
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