Lesson

"Gimme Some Skin": What's the Story on Human Skin Colors?

Lesson Overview

Through various readings, activities, discussions, and projects, students will begin to understand WHY different skin colors have developed over hundreds of centuries, and how these differences relate to different parts of the earth's geography, especially in the centuries when people when hunter-gatherers and small tribes of people moved on foot, following and hunting game for food.  

Duration
Semester
Lesson Type
Project Based Lesson

Essential Question

What biological factors have come into play, so that humans from different parts of the world have a broad variation of skin colors? 

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Science

notebook / pencil or pen

construction paper, varied colors

crayons/ large box assorted colors

pastels, colored pencils

drawing pencil, eraser

scissors

 

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