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Honors High School Biology - Full Year Curriculum (Part 2 Of 2)

Hominid Evolution -Archaeology, Palaeoanthropology, Science, Prehistory, History

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Owen Archaeologist
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(24)
In this 8-week course, students will learn about the evolution of hominids from an Australian Archaeologist.

Class experience

Learners will understand how the Genus Homo evolved, leading to humans as we are today.
They will learn how scientists discover and interpret the evidence found to explain our origins.
Learners will also be introduced to recent discoveries and debates in the field of paleoanthropology and archaeology.
As a qualified Archaeologist, I have taken tertiary-level units of study that specialise in the evolution of primates and hominids, as well as anatomy and forensics.

Further, I have taken specialised courses which cover paleoanthropology, the Pleistocene epoch, and the Holocene epoch.

I have degrees, post-graduate, and professional qualifications in the following areas of expertise, which includes the evolution of our species:

- Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology & History
- A1 First-Class Honours in Archaeology
- Member of AAA (Australian Archaeological Association)
- Member of ASHA (Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology)
- PhD Candidate in Archaeology (Full Scholarship)
- Academic Medal in Undergraduate Coursework
- Winner of the Robert Mays Memorial Prize for North Queensland History 
- Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society
- I have co-authored published articles in professional archaeological journals
- I have delivered speeches at the Australiasian Mining History Association
- Winner of the Best Poster Presentation at AAA 
- I have started my TESOL (150-Hours) Professional Certificate through Arizona State University, and I expect to complete this 
   within the next month

I am also a homeschool father of multiple children. We have always homeschooled and participated in distance education. We came to Outschool in 2018 as learners, and now I am excited to also teach on this platform. I understand the needs of parents of learners here as I am one myself. Further, I am a native English speaker. 
Homework Offered
OPTIONAL: I will provide feedback if learners would like to write a summary after each lesson. They can either summarise the lecture and discussion in our class, or they can summarise one aspect or topic from the lesson. This will demonstrate understanding and allow me as a teacher to provide further explanation and clarification as applicable. They can either upload a screenshot or a document to the classroom or in a message, or they can show their work in person at the start of the next class. Each class recording will be made available so that learners who need to can review the lesson from each day before moving on to the next day.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
OPTIONAL: - End of the course multiple choice quiz; - On Day 1, I will provide a list of possible essay topics, should any of my students wish to turn in an essay at the end of this course for feedback and marking/grading.
Grades Offered
- Paper and pencil or pen, or electronic device to take notes with if they want to;
- On Day 1, I will provide a list of possible essay topics, should any of my students wish to turn in an essay at the end of this course for feedback and marking/grading.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
- I will use Google Slides to screen share information during the live classes.
- I may share videos via YouTube in our classroom in between live classes as applicable to the material taught that week.
- Learners will not need to access the internet outside of Outschool for this course.
- The Scientific Method is used in this class, as is the Theory of Evolution, amongst other widely accepted forms of evidence.
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Bromham, L & Cardillo, M 2007 ‘Primates follow the ‘island rule’:  implications for interpreting homo floresiensis’ Biology Letters, vol. 3, pp. 398-400. 
Brown, P, Sutikna, T, Morwood, MJ, Soejono, RP, Jatmiko, Saptomo, EW & Rokus Awe Due 2004 ‘A new small-bodied hominin from the late pleistocene of flores, indonesia’ Nature, vol. 431, pp. 1055-1061.
Brumm, A, Azia, F, van den bergh, GD, Morwood, MJ, Moore, MW, Kurniawan, I, Hobbs, DR & Fullager, R 2006 ‘Early stone technology on flores and its implications for homo floresiensis’ Nature, vol. 441, pp. 624-628.
Brumm, A, Jensen, GM, van den Bergh, GD, Morwood, MJ, Kurniawan, I, Aziz, F & Storey, M 2010 ‘Hominins on flores, Indonesia, by one million years ago’ Nature, vol. 464, pp. 748-752.
Culotta, E 2006, ‘How the hobbits shrugged:  tiny hominids story takes new turn’, Science, vol. 312, p983-984.
Falk, D, Hildebolt, C, Smith, K, Morwood, MJ, Sutikna, T, Brown, P, Jatmiko, Saptomo, EW, Brunsden, B & Prior, F 2005 ‘The brain of LB1, homo floresiensis’ Science, vol. 308, pp. 242-245.
Falk, D, Hildebolt, C, Smith, K, Morwood, MJ, Sutikna, T, Jatmiko, Saptomo, EW, Brunsden, B & Prior, F 2006 ‘Response to comment on “the brain of LB1, homo floresiensis”’ Science, vol. 312, no. 577, pp. 999.
Falk, D, Hildebolt, C, Smith, K, Morwood, MJ, Sutikna, R, Jatmiko, Saptomo, EW & Prior, F2009 ‘LB1’s virtual endocast, microcephaly, and hominin evolution’ Journal of Human Evolution, vol. 57, no. 5, pp. 597-607.

Forth, G 2005 ‘Hominids, hairy hominids and the science of humanity’ Anthropology Today, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 13-17.

Gordon, AD, Nevell, L & Wood, B 2008 ‘The homo floresiensis cranium (LB1):  size, scaling, and early homo affinities’ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 105, no. 12, pp. 4650-4655.

Jacob, T, Indriati, E, Soejono, RP, HSU, K, Frayer, DW, Eckhardt, RB, Kuperavage, AJ, Thorne, A & Henneberg, M 2006 ‘Pygmoid australomelanesian homo sapiens skeletal remains from liang bua, flores:  population affinities and pathological abnormalities’ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 103, no. 36, pp. 13421-13426.
Jungers, WL, Harcourt-Smith, WEH, Wunderlich, RE, Tocheri, MW, Larson, SG, Sutikna, T, Rhokus Awe Due & Morwood, MJ 2009a ‘The foot of homo floresiensis’ Nature, vol. 459, pp. 81-84. 
Jungers, WL, Larson, SG, Harcourt-Smith, Morwood, MJ, Sutikna, T, Rokhus Due Awe, & Djubiantono, T 2009b ‘Descriptions of the lower limb skeleton of homo floresiensis’ Journal of Human Evolution, vol. 57, pp. 538-554.
Lahr, MM & Foley, R 2004 ‘Human evolution writ small’ Nature, vol. 431, pp.1043-1044.
Larson, SG, Jungers, WL. Morwood, MJ, Sutikna, T, Jatmiko, Saptomo, EW, Rokus Awe Due & Djubiantono, T 2007 ‘Homo floresiensis and the evolution of the hominin shoulder’ Journal of Human Evolution, vol. 53, pp. 718-731.
Lieberman, DE 2009 ‘Homo floresiensis from head to toe’ Nature, vol. 459, pp. 41-42.
Martin, RD, MacLarnon, AM, Phillips, JL, Dussubieux, L, Williams, PR, & Dobyns, WB 2006 ‘Comment on “the brain of LB1” homo floresiensis’ Science, vol. 312, p 999b. 
Mijares, AS, Detroit, F, Piper, P, Grun, R, Bellwood, P, Aubert, M, Champion, G, Cuevas, N, de Leon, A & Dizon, E 2010 ‘New evidence for a 67,000-year-old human presence at Callao Cave, Luzon, Philippines’ Journal of Human Evolution, vol. 59, no. 1, pp.123-132.
Morwood, MJ, Soejono, RP, Roberts, RG, Sutikna, T, Turney, CSM, Westaway, KE, Rink, WJ, Zhao, JX, van den Bergh, GD, Rokus Awe Due, Hobbs, DR, Moore, MW, Bird, MI & Fifield, LK 2004 ‘Archaeology and age of a new hominin from flores in eastern indonesia’ Nature, vol. 431, pp. 1087-1091.
Morwood, MJ, Brown, P, Jatmiko, Sutikna, T, Saptomo, EW, Westaway, KE, Rokus Awe Due, Roberts, RG, Maeda, T, Wasisto, S & Djubiantono, T 2005 ‘Further evidence for small-bodied hominis from the late Pleistocene of flores, indonesia’ Nature, vol. 437, pp. 1012-1017.
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Saptomo, EW, Piper, PJ & Dobney, KM 2009 ‘The liang bua faunal remains; a 95 k.yr. sequence from flores, east indonesia’ Journal of Human Evolution, vol. 57, no. 5, pp. 527-537.
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Torchert, MW, Orr, CM, Larson, SG, Sutikna, T, Jatmiko, Saptomo, EW, Rokus, Awe Due, Djubiantono, T, Morwood, MJ & Jungers, WL 2007 ‘The primitive wrist of homo floresiensis and its implications for hominin evolution’ Science, vol. 317, no. 5845, pp. 1743-1745.
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I am a homeschool father of multiple children. We have always homeschooled and participated in distance education. We came to Outschool in 2018 as learners, and now I am excited to also teach on this platform. I understand the needs of parents of... 
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$160

for 8 classes
1x per week, 8 weeks
60 min

Completed by 6 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18
3-6 learners per class

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