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Online Course for Teachers: Teaching Evolution

About this Course 

SESSION 7

SESSION 7: How Can You Use Active Learning to Teach Evolution?

Resources for SESSION 7

Resources marked with an * are designed to help you teach this topic in your classroom.

Evolution Project Resources

Teacher's Guide

Unit 1: What Is the Nature of Science?* (pdf)

Unit 2: Who Was Charles Darwin?* (pdf)

Unit 3: What Is the Evidence for Evolution?* (pdf)

Unit 4: How Does Evolution Work?* (pdf)

Unit 5: How Did Humans Evolve?* (pdf)

Unit 6: Why Does Evolution Matter Now?* (pdf)

Lessons for Students

Lesson 1: What Is the Nature of Science?*

Lesson 2: Who Was Charles Darwin?*

Lesson 3: What Is the Evidence for Evolution?*

Lesson 4: How Does Evolution Work?*

Lesson 5: How Did Humans Evolve?*

Lesson 6: Why Does Evolution Matter Now?*

Videos for Students

 

Isn't Evolution Just a Theory?*

 

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Who Was Charles Darwin?*

 

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How Do We Know Evolution Happens?*

 

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How Does Evolution Really Work?*

 

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Did Humans Evolve?*

 

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Why Does Evolution Matter Now?*

 

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Why Is Evolution Controversial Anyway?*

 

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Videos for Teachers

 

Ken Bingman*

 

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Marilyn Havlik*

 

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Bonnie Chen*

 

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Video Segments

 

Chen: Bird Beaks

 

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Bingman: Are Humans Still Evolving?

 

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Havlik: Sickle Cell

 

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Allele Question

 

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Working Together

 

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Coding Beak Mutations

 

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Chen's Dilemma

 

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Bingman's Research Question

 

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Havlik's Instructions

 

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Making Beaks/Feeding

 

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Student Asking for Help

 

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Student Question on Creationism

 

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TV Series

 

Show 1: Darwin's Dangerous Idea

 

Show 2: Great Transformations

 

Show 3: Extinction!

 

Show 4: The Evolutionary Arms Race

 

Show 5: Why Sex?

 

Show 6: The Mind's Big Bang

 

Show 7: What About God?

Other Library Resources

 

Background Information on Bonnie Chen

 

Continuum Chart

 

Excerpt from Human Genetics: Concepts and Applications

 

Ken Bingman Student Work Samples:
Presentation 1 | Presentation 2 | Presentation 3

Other Resources

External Web Links

 

Concept to Classroom
http://www.thirteen.org/wnetschool/concept2class/index.html
This Web site from WNET includes Disney Learning Partnerships workshops on a variety of topics including constructivism, inquiry-based learning, and assessment.

 

Looking at School Work
http://www.lasw.org/
The Annenberg Institute for School Reform Web site gives information and protocols for looking at student work.

 

Fieldbook of Effective Strategies
http://www.essentialschools.org/fieldbook/fieldbook.html
The Coalition of Essential Schools Web site identifies strategies for teaching and learning.

 

Research on Student Learning
http://books.nap.edu/books/0309064767/html/116.html#pagetop
The Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards Web site summarizes research on how students learn science.

 

The Teachers Net Gazette
http://teachers.net/gazette/MAY01/wong.html
Harry and Rosemary Wong describe how to motivate students.

Books

 

Allen, David, Tina Blythe, and Barbara Powell. Looking Together at Student Work. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Project Zero, 1996.

 

Brooks, Jacqueline, and Martin Brooks. In Search of Understanding: The Case for Constructivist Classrooms. Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 1993.

 

Hyerle, David. Visual Tools for Constructing Knowledge. Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 1996.

 

Lewis, Ricki, Human Genetics: Concepts and Applications. 2d ed. New York: Wm. C. Brown Publishers, 1996.

 

Marzano, Robert, Debra Pickering, and Jane Pollock. Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement. Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 2001.

 

National Research Council. Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards: A Guide for Teaching and Learning. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2000.

 

National Research Council. How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2000.

 

Saphier, Jon, and Robert Gower. The Skillful Teacher: Building Your Teaching Skills. Carlisle, MA: Research for Better Teaching, Inc., 1997.

 

WGBH, Annenberg/CPB. Teaching High School Science Guidebook. 1999.

 

Wiggins, Grant, and Jay McTighe. Understanding By Design. Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 1998.

 

Wong, Harry, and Rosemary Wong. The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher. Mountain View, CA: Harry K. Wong Publications, Inc., 1998.

Videos

 

Annenberg Institute for School Reform. Looking at Student Work: A Window into the Classroom. 1997.

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