DOCUMENTARIES

Evolution - Tree of life
Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life is a documentary about Charles Darwin and his revolutionary theory of evolution through natural selection, produced by the BBC to mark the bicentenary of Darwin’s birth. David Attenborough asks three key questions: how and why did Darwin come up with his theory of evolution? Why do we think he was right? And why is it more important now than ever before?

TASK! : Watch the 6 part documentary and answer the question sheet below!












Evolution - The Genuis of Darwin

The Genius of Charles Darwin is a three-part television documentary, written and presented by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins.

TASK! : Watch each part of the documentary and answer the question sheets below! (you may skip the last if you like)
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The Human Family Tree


On a single day on a single street, with the DNA of just a couple of hundred random people, National Geographic Channel sets out to trace the ancestral footsteps of all humanity.

It is a ten part documentary with each running for 10mins.
To get a gist without watching the whole documentary you'd probably only need to watch the first two and last two parts.

There is a much longer and more recent BBC version of this type of documentary posted in top documentaries here but you'd only need to watch the first episode you may find below.

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The Human Incredible Human Journey

Dr Alice Roberts travels the globe to discover the incredible story of how humans left Africa to colonize the world.
How did we get here? Following a trail of clues from the latest scientific research, Dr Alice Roberts re-traces the greatest ever journey taken by our ancestors.


The first episode