November News

A Humerus Morning in Social Studies

posted: Thursday, December 1,  2016

As part of Social Studies, on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, Grade 8 students were visited by Kaela Parker and Jose Sanchez, graduate students from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Manitoba. Ms. Parker presented an overview of how anthropologists use biological evidence as part of their research into the development of early humans. 

Ms. Parker demonstrated how questions were used to guide research, and used skeletal models of the various human ancestors to demonstrate the changes in bone structure and brains during early human development. After her presentation, students were able to examine various bones and skulls, and ask questions related to their own research into the development of early humans. 

Students were enthusiastic and engaged during the presentation, asking if societal hierarchies affected evolution, and were curious as to how climate affected the development of different species. An informative, fun, hands-on and educational morning in Middle School - thank you to Ms. Parker and Mr. Sanchez for sharing their time and knowledge with us!