(Hu)mans: A Course of Study / Course Materials

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"Man: A Course of Study consists of books, films, posters, records, games and other classroom materials. More importantly, it consists of a set of assumptions about man."

The course consists of films, booklets (replacing a traditional, authoritative texbook), and more. The films are available for purchase, and the booklets and teachers guides are available below for free.

For information about how these materials were developed, and the theory behind them, please visit the research page.

The curriculum consists of more than 60 lessons, grouped into 6 sections.

These materials were created by the Education Development Center, a global nonprofit which has permitted them to be freely distributed for non-commercial purposes. For more information about EDC, visit www.edc.org.

Click on an image, and the corresponding file will begin to download:

I. Introductory Lessons: What's in a Lifetime?

Life Cycle

In the Field

DeVore, Dolly, and the Dogs (audio file)

looking at animals

Looking at Animals

power-point presentation

one

teacher's guide

 

II. Salmon

adaptation

salmon

information and behavior

Life Cycle of the Salmon

help us find this film

elephant

brown rat

porpoise

chimpanzee

gnu

bear

wolf

salmon teacher guide

teacher's guide

 

III. Herring Gulls

herring gulls

innate behavior

natural selection

structure and function

observers

Herring Gull Behavior

help us find this film

herring gulls filmstrip

Herring Gulls

power-point presentation

four

teacher's guide

 

IV. Baboons
savanna baboons field notes baboon troop

communication

baboon filmstrip

Baboons

power-point presentation

Baboon films, photomurals, and map of Nairobi Game Park: help us find these materials

*

Baboon Sounds (audio recording)

five

teacher's guide

 

V. The Netsilik Eskimos at the Inland Camps
songs and stories this world we know true play
The Date Book
journey arctic antler and fang

Netsilik Life filmstrip

Netsilik Life

power-point presentation

film

film: Fishing at the Stone Weir

caribou crossing

film: At the Caribou Crossing Place

autumn river

film: At the Autumn River Camp

other Netsilik films

portraits

Netsilik Portraits

 

Caribou Hunting

help us find related materials

Words Rise Up

One / Two / Three / Four

six

teacher's guide

 

VI. The Netsilik Eskimos on the Sea Ice
on firm ice
kiviok

skin sled

netsilik today

The Netsilik Today

power-point presentation

film

film: At the Winter Sea Ice Camp

film

film: Stalking Seal on the Spring Ice

Seal Hunt (gameboard only)

help us find the related materials

seven

teacher's guide

 

Additional Materials for Educators

Evaluation Strategies

one

Talks to Teachers

seminars

Seminars for Teachers

evaluation

MACOS: An Evaluation

 

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