Lesson8Variation3per - Human Variation Biology and Culture...

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1 Human Variation Biology and Culture Class Activity 1. Take 6 pieces of paper. 2. Identify the race of 5 classmates, write them on the paper, and put them in front of the students, face down. 3. Then write your own race on a paper and add it to your pile. 4. Do not look at your pile until told to do so. 5. What do you think about the identities assigned to you by others? Do they reflect your own racial identification? Can we divide the human species into smaller biological categories?
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2. Subspecies : the isolated populations are physically distinguishable (not in common usage now) 3. Speciation : the populations have adapted into distinguishable & significantly different populations 1. Semispecies: Populations of a species are completely isolated from each other…but are still very similar Forces of evolution Forces of evolution race Biologically -- a subspecies (suggests that speciation is in progress) No subspecies of humans exist at this time Culturally -- categories that classify human phenotypic variation It is a folk taxonomy that we apply to our species Skin Color what is it? what does it
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