Daily Lessons for Teaching The Third Chimpanzee: the Evolution and Future of the Human Animal

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Daily Lessons

Lesson 1

Objective: The chapter attempts to establish that humans and chimps are biologically and genetically closely related. This lesson will discuss how they are related.

1) Class Discussion: What does the author say about the relationship between chimpanzees and humans?

Small Group Activity: How does he support his beliefs? Do you believe this research is valid? Why or why not?

Class Debate: Split the class into two groups and debate whether the data the author provides is valid.

Homework: Write a summary of the debate, including your beliefs about the biological and genetic relationship between humans and chimpanzees.

Lesson 2

Objective: The conclusion of the chapter deals with the ethical implications of human and chimp relatedness. This lesson will discuss these implications.

1) Class Discussion: How is the relationship between humans and chimpanzees an ethical issue?

Small Group Activity: How should chimps be treated, if they are our closest relative? Does...

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