Essay Question: We covered a lot of information that relates to the top of evolution and early human development. Using evidence from the TED talks, what do you believe to be the two most important adaptations/developments that allowed early humans to survive and thrive?

1. Develop a thesis statement that you would use if you were writing the essay. Remember, a thesis is an ARGUMENT. It should be something that demonstrates an analytical point that you will be arguing in your essay (if you were to be writing the complete essay). Make sure your thesis statement poses an analytical argument is not simply a statement of fact.

2. Select and list 2 citations from the videos (link below) that you would use to develop an essay. If you choose to cite a sentence(s) from one of the TED talks, write out the sentence(s) within quotation marks, and then in parentheses write the name of the speaker followed by a comma and TED talk.

3. You should write only the thesis and supporting quotes.

links ( include and watch all videos in your responses):

Yuval Noah Harari: What explains the rise of humans? | TED Talk

Neil MacGregor: 2600 years of history in one object | TED Talk

Zeresenay Alemseged: The search for humanity’s roots | TED Talk


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