Thursday, January 21, 2010
New Unit: Darwin
So What Does Make Us Human?
“It’s quite clear that it is a case of human error, Dave.”
Choose one of the elements below as the most essential of being human. In your small groups,come up with a clear and concise defense to your position. You must employ evidence from at least two disciplines of thought.
(“disciplines of thought” =Psychology, Biology, Philosophy, Theology, Literature, Music, Visual Arts . . . . )
tools and technology
ability to conceive of a future
social behavior and cooperation
food chain dominance
belief in a higher power
a series of excellent adaptations
Topics in Human Evolution
Cultural/Social Evolution of early humans
Fictional Treatment: Inherit the Wind
Junior focus: Darwin as the clash of modern and tradition in the 1920s
Senior focus: Science as a source of truth - Epistemology, etc.
January 29th Field Trip Excursion: Zoo and Field Museum "Evolving Planet" exhibit
Posted by Judy Gressel at Thursday, January 21, 2010