Planet of the Apes (2001)
 
Concept featured in clip: Evolution/Animal Behavior
Location of clip: DVD: 19:00-20:58

 

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Summary of clip: Leo has been taken captive by the Apes. He and the other prisoners are taken to one of their towns and is amazed to see how human-like these apes are.
Connection of flickclip to the concept: This flickclip shows how, over time, animals can acquire new traits/characteristics. In this instance, the apes have evolved from the more primitive creatures we see today to an even more advanced and intelligent being.
Suggestions to teachers:
1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

a. What are some ways in which the roles are reversed for:

i. Humans? What ape-like things do you see humans doing

ii. Apes? What are some human-like activities/qualities you see the apes partaking in?

b. How are the roles still the same?

c. Ask do you think it's possible for creatures like these to exist in millions of years from now? Why or why not?