The Museum of Man distributed basic Footsteps Resource Kits to San Diego County public school teachers of 6th and 7th grade science classes, a target audience. The kits were funded by the National Science Foundation for the Footsteps Through Time-Four Million Years of Human Evolution exhibit and public programs.

The kits each contain:
A reproduction fossilized "Lucy" jaw discovered by Donald Johanson's team;
Magnifying glass and tape measure;
Footsteps Timeline
Overhead transparencies of stone tools and primate skulls;
Learning and Teaching Evolution, the PBS video based on the Evolution series;
The Origin of Modern Humans by Roger Lewin-Scientific American Library, 1998;
Activity Binder containing new lesson plans and hands-on-activities

Basic Footsteps Resource Kit
The grant also provided for production and distribution of kits nationwide, one for each state and territory of the United States. Selection of a school or district resource center from each state to receive the kit has been a challenge. The Education Department of the Museum of Man has decided to make the kits available to the Council of State Science Supervisors.

We are searching for funding to reproduce the kit for distribution to other teachers nationwide. If you would like to receive information, please contact:
Kathleen Hamilton
Curator of Education
San Diego Museum of Man

National Science Foundation

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