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Unit 6 Overview: Early Humans (8:37)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 03:25 Why should we study the history of early humans from about 250,000 years ago when the written history of human societies has only been around for about 5,000 to 6,000 years?
  2. 05:32 How do we know about our connections to other primates?
  3. 06:01 What does interdisciplinary mean?
  4. 06:25 What are the ingredients and Goldilocks Conditions needed for the new complexity of humans and their ability to collectively learn?
  5. 06:51 How do we know that early humans who lived before the invention of writing were capable of collective learning?
  6. 07:33 How did early humans live and how did they find food and share ideas?