viernes, 25 de mayo de 2012
BBC's History section offers an impressive array of exhibitions, activities, games, photo galleries, and other resources. The BBC Ancient History section focuses on Anglo-Saxons, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and Vikings. Among the special attractions are examples of Roman art found in Britain, planning your own Viking raid, and discovering treasures from the 'cradle of civilization.' Take some time to explore more of the BBC History offerings. There are engaging sections entitled Multimedia Room, Historic Figures, Timelines, Programmes, Reading Room, Talk History, For Kids, and History Trails. Aimed at upper elementary and lower secondary students.
miércoles, 23 de mayo de 2012
"Ardi" is a newly discovered female hominid who lived 4.4 million years ago and a million years before the famous Lucy, long studied as the earliest skeleton of a human ancestor. She is of incredible importance in our understanding of human evolution. This Discovery special website features an interactive guide to the oldest skeleton from our family "tree," a photo album that traces the process of discovery, and 15 video clips that share insight into Ardi's importance. There are also contributions from the international team of experts who took fifteen years to piece together "Ardi" and her world. A great introduction to Ardi and her place in the history of human origins.
viernes, 18 de mayo de 2012
Presented by the Institute of Human Origins, Becoming Human is an impressive and regularly updated site that explores human evolution in "a broadband documentary experience" with video, articles, news and debates in paleoanthropology and a Web guide. Watch an introductory video overview of evolution with guide Donald Johanson, read paleoanthropology news and book reviews, and visit the learning center for educational activities and lessons. The Human Lineage Though Time is an excellent interactive timeline. The site also features a glossary of terms and recommended web sites.