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First Day Activity: Ten Things You Believe to be True

First Day Activity: Ten Things You Believe to be True

This resource was originally published by Cultural Anthropology: Teaching Tools: https://culanth.org/fieldsights/851-first-day-activity-ten-things-you-believe-to-be-true By Angela Jenks The first day of class is often a challenge for new instructors. After...

Learn Genetics

Learn Genetics

The Learn.Genetics website created by the Genetic Science Learning Center offers a wealth of free educational resources on genetics for students and teachers alike. The resources can all be used to complement a classroom lecture, activity, or demonstration. Students...

Nova Lab’s Evolution Lab

This PBS series, Nova Labs, has a special Evolution Lab that introduces students to evolution and genetics. In the first part, "Build a Tree," students assemble phylogenetic trees using fossil morphology, biogeography, and DNA sequences. Students will then learn...

Adaptation to Altitude

Adaptation to Altitude

Mother and child in Tibet As a companion to their exhibit What does it mean to be human?, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History produced a series of five lesson plans that address topics related to human evolution; adaptation to altitude, the evolution of...

Teaching with Race the Power of an Illusion Film

Teaching with Race the Power of an Illusion Film

The California Newsreel three part series Race the Power of an Illusion is, by many standards, among the best documentary films that teach the biological fallacy of race as well as the social construction of "race" in the US. The film is available for purchase and is...

The Biology of Skin Color

The Biology of Skin Color

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (hhmi BioInteractive) offers some pretty amazing (free!) educational materials related to the biology and the evolution of humans and other primates. They will even send you DVD copies in the mail of some of their videos for free...