Question 2:

  • Ask:
    • Ask – Important questions that are needed to seek the best answers to provide accurate and good information.
      • Who is Homo Naledi?
      • Where was she found?
      • Why is she important?
      • Who is Professor Lee Berger?
    • Acquire:
      • Acquire – This step involves collecting and analysing different sources and whether they are relevant to the topic you are researching.
        • Homo Naledi is a new species that was found in 2015.
        • She was found in the Rising Star cave, Gauteng in South Africa.
        • She is a new Hominin species which changes what scientist and archaeologists have thought about the first human-like beings on the earth.
        • Professor Lee Berger is an archaeologist who found some “of the most complete early hominin fossils ever discovered that belong to a new species of early human ancestor -Australopithecus sediba.”
      • Analyse:
        • Analyse – Analysing all the information and arranging the sources. Checking if the sources are authentic and correct.
          • Sources were found mainly on the Wits University website. The university houses the professor that found her and his findings. He has created his own academic article as well.
        • Apply:
          • Apply – Once the sources have been put in order, authenticated and analysed. The knowledge can now be applied to a situation today.
            • By finding Homo Naledi, scientists have to shift their idea of our ancient ancestors.
            • Applying it to the real world may mean that as a whole, the world now has the knowledge that there is a new speicies of our ancestors and helps us understand where we came from.
          • Assess:
            • Access – This involves assessing the knowledge that has been applied and the process taken.
              • Archaeologists are trained to know what certain things and shapes in the bones they find mean. By discovering a new set of bones as well as more complete ones means they have more knowledge of the people/species that was before us. The knowledge can help us discover how we evolved.

(Digital Citizenship 2017 Student Manual, 2017.)

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