Ch 29: GACE Behavioral Science: Human Evolution

About This Chapter

This chapter explores key subject matter involving human evolution. You'll be well-positioned for correctly answering related questions on your GACE Behavioral Science assessment after reviewing the engaging video lessons.

GACE Behavioral Science: Human Evolution - Chapter Summary

This chapter makes sure that you're up to speed on findings of the human fossil record along with different cultural evolution theories. The lessons also ensure your familiarity with any of these topics that you may be asked about on your GACE Behavioral Science assessment:

  • Different tools used within the Stone Ages
  • The replacement and partial replacement models of human origin
  • What the regional continuity model of human origin is

Watch the video lessons at a time that's convenient for you, whether it's on your computer or smartphone. Double-check your grasp of the lessons' key terms by taking practice quizzes across the chapter.

GACE Behavioral Science: Human Evolution Chapter Objectives

The GACE Behavioral Science assessment evaluates your fit for teaching the subject matter according to the score that you get across the items. When you answer any question on your assessment that contains terms seen in this chapter, it'll be in a selected-response format. Human evolution matters are a focus of the assessment's Anthropology subarea that makes up 20% of Test II.

8 Lessons in Chapter 29: GACE Behavioral Science: Human Evolution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Primates and Human Origin

1. Primates and Human Origin

You probably know that you are a primate, just like gorillas and monkeys. But you may be surprised to find out how long primates have been around and how many of them are still living on Earth, which are covered in this lesson.

The Evolution of Humans: Characteristics & Evolutionary History

2. The Evolution of Humans: Characteristics & Evolutionary History

Just like other organisms, humans have changed over time. We will look at the evolution of humans as well as connections with our primate relatives, including Old World and New World primates.

The Human Fossil Record & Human Evolution

3. The Human Fossil Record & Human Evolution

Fossils can help tell the story of how we evolved. This lesson sheds light on our closest relatives from the past and what traits human beings have developed over time. You'll learn about those species that are extinct but who live on in our genes.

The Regional Continuity Model of Human Origin: Characteristics, Assertions & Critiques

4. The Regional Continuity Model of Human Origin: Characteristics, Assertions & Critiques

This lesson will seek to explain the Regional Continuity model of human origin. In doing so, it will highlight the theories of Darwin as well as the assertions of the Out of Africa model of origin.

Replacement Model of Human Origin: Attributes, Claims & Arguments

5. Replacement Model of Human Origin: Attributes, Claims & Arguments

This lesson will seek to explain the Replacement model of human origin. In doing so, it will highlight the concept of a theory, the assertions of the Out of Africa model and the theories of Charles Darwin.

Partial Replacement Model of Human Origin: Aspects, Theories & Critiques

6. Partial Replacement Model of Human Origin: Aspects, Theories & Critiques

This lesson will seek to explain the partial replacement model of human origin. In doing so, it will also explain the replacement model, the work of Charles Darwin, and the concept of theory.

Theories of Cultural Evolution: Human Stages, Historical Materialism & Neo-Malthusian

7. Theories of Cultural Evolution: Human Stages, Historical Materialism & Neo-Malthusian

This lesson will seek to explain the theories of cultural evolution. In doing so, it will highlight the works of Edward Tylor, Karl Marx, and the Malthusian catastrophe of Thomas Robert Malthus.

Understanding the Evolution of Human Tools

8. Understanding the Evolution of Human Tools

This lesson will seek to explain the use of tools during the Stone Ages. In doing this, it will highlight flake tools, Clovis points, Folsom points and the archaeological theories surrounding all three.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Other Chapters

Other chapters within the GACE Behavioral Science (550): Practice & Study Guide course

Support