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Online Course for Teachers: Teaching Evolution

About this Course 

SESSION 8

SESSION 8: How Can You Deal with Controversy?

Resources for SESSION 8

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

Evolution Project Resources

Teacher's Guide

Unit 7: Dealing With Controversy* (pdf)

Lessons for Students

Lesson 7: Why Is Evolution Controversial?*

Videos for Students

 

Why Is Evolution Controversial Anyway?*

 

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Videos for Teachers

 

Dealing With Controversy*

 

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Web Activities

 

Science and Faith Web Roundtable

 

Evolution Revolution (Flash)

 

Evolution FAQ

Video Segments

 

Controversial News Report

 

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Scopes Trial

 

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Ken Ham: Biblical Literalist

 

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Emi and Nathan: Personal Testimonies

 

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Indiana Student Demonstration

 

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Bingman: Student Question on Creationism

 

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TV Series

 

Show 7: What About God?

Other Library Resources

 

Ken Miller: Reconciling Science and Faith:
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Eugenie Scott: Nature of Science:
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Managing the Conflict Between Evolution and Religion

 

"Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution"

Other Resources

External Web Links

 

National Center for Science Education Web Site
http://www.ncseweb.org/
The site lists resources for teaching evolution in classrooms.

 

Teaching about Evolution and the Nature of Science
http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/evolution98/
Read Craig Nelson's article, "Effective Strategies for Teaching about Evolution."

 

Evolution and the Nature of Science Institutes
http://www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/sitemap2.html
The site map includes an indexENSI web map and site index.

 

Evolution Position Paper
http://www.nsta.org/159&id=10
See The National Science Teachers Association "Position Paper on Teaching Evolution."

 

Creationist Writings
http://www.ncseweb.org/link.asp?category=5
This section of the National Center for Science Education Web site links to many creationist sites.

 

New Scientist Web site on Philosophy, Science and Skepticis
http://www2.uic.edu/~vuletic/cefec.html#
This site has references for answering creationist arguments.

 

Official Scopes Trial Web Site
http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/scopes/scopes.htm
This site includes transcripts from the Scopes trial. Listings of Significant Court Cases

 

http://www.aaas.org/spp/dser/evolution/courts/default.htm
The American Association for the Advancement of Science's lists court cases related to teaching evolution.

 

"Cans and Can'ts of Teaching Evolution"
http://www.ncseweb.org/resources/articles/
9256_cans_and_cants_of_teaching_ev_2_13_2001.asp
The National Center for Science Education's Web site identifies appropriate and inappropriate ways to teach evolution.

 

Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science
http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/evolution98/
The National Academy Press Web site includes information on controversy.

 

People For the American Way's Resource Page on Creationism
http://www.pfaw.org/issues/education/creationism.shtml
The People For the American Way Web site has information on creationism and schools.

 

Evolution, Science and Society
http://www.amnat.org/
The American Society of Naturalists outlines importance of teaching evolution.

Books

 

Barbour, Ian G. When Science Meets Religion. San Francisco: Harper Collins Publishers, 2000.

 

Bybee, Rodger. Achieving Scientific Literacy: From Purposes to Practice. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1997.

 

Eldredge, Niles. The Triumph of Evolution and the Failure of Creationism. New York, NY: W.H. Freeman and Co., 2000.

 

Futuyma, Douglas. Science on Trial: The Case for Evolution. 2d ed. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates, Inc., 1995.

 

Haught, John F. Science and Religion: From Conflict to Conversation. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1995.

 

Matsumara, Molleen, ed. Voices for Evolution. 2d ed. Berkeley, CA: National Center for Science Education, Inc., 1995.

 

Miller, Ken. Finding Darwin's God. New York: Cliff Street Books, 2000. National Academy of Sciences. Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1998. (See especially Chapter 1 [Dialogue: The Challenge to Teachers, Frequently Asked Questions about Evolution and the Nature of Science, and Appendices A, B, and C.)

 

National Academy of Sciences. Science and Creationism: A View from the National Academy of Sciences. 2d ed. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1999.

 

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

 

Schopf, J. William. Evolution! Facts and Fallacies. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 1999.

 

Skehan, James, and Craig Nelson. The Creation Controversy and the Science Classroom. Arlington, VA: NSTA Press, 2000.

 

Strahler, Arthur N. Science and Earth History -- The Evolution/Creation Controversy. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 1999.

 

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