The History Channel has followed up “America: The Story of Us”, with “Mankind: The Story of All of Us.” The first episode of 12 aired on November 13th, 9-11pm. Each episode will be aired on Tuesday, starting at 9pm.
The series chronicles mankind, from the beginnings in Eastern Africa, all the way to modern times. The first episode was entitled “Inventors” and outlined how humans created new technologies in order to survive and advance civilizations. Some of the “inventions” included fire, farming, bronze, iron, democracy, writing systems, trade and war.
This could be a great supplemental resource for 6th, 9th and 10th grade classrooms, and there are many different resources teachers could use from the History Channel website. There are 2-3 minute video clips, and a Mankind classroom teacher guide.
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