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Teacher's Guide: Evolution

Unit 7 Web Resources: Dealing With Controversy

What are strategies for preventing potential conflict?

Distinguish between science and religion

External Web Links

Statements from Religious Organizations
www.ncseweb.org/resources/articles/4650_statements_from_religious_orga_3_13_2001.asp
National Center for Science Education site provides statements from various religious institutions in support of evolution

 

National Center for Science Education Links
www.ncseweb.org/link.asp?category=5
Site provides links to creationist sites

Videos for Students

Video 7: Why Is Evolution Controversial Anyway? (for teacher background)

 

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Evolution Web Features

Science and Faith

Evolution FAQ

Focus on science and scientific literacy

Videos for Students

Video 1: Isn't Evolution Just a Theory?

 

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Online Course for Teachers

Session 1: What Is the Nature of Science?

Online Student Lessons

Lesson 1: What Is the Nature of Science?

Teachers's Guide

Unit 1: What Is the Nature of Science? (pdf, pp. 6-9)

Unit 2: Who Was Charles Darwin? (pdf, pp. 10-13)

Be knowledgeable about evolution and dispel misinformation

External Web Links

Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science
www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/evolution98/
See Appendix C for three statements in support of teaching evolution from science and science education organizations

 

National Science Teacher`s Association Statement on Evolution, 1997
www.ncseweb.org/resources/articles/33_national_science_teachers_ass_1_9_2001.asp
An NSTA Position Statement

Online Course for Teachers

Session 1: What Is the Nature of Science?

Session 2: How Does Darwin's Theory Illustrate the Process of Science?

Session 3: What Is the Evidence for Evolution?

Session 4: What Are the Processes of Evolution?

Session 5: How Did Humans Evolve? Is Evolution Still Happening?

Session 6: How Can You Address Student Misconceptions About Evolution?

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

Online Student Lessons

1: What Is the Nature of Science?

2: Who Was Charles Darwin?

3: What Is the Evidence for Evolution?

4: How Does Evolution Work?

5: How Did Humans Evolve?

6: Why Does Evolution Matter?

7: Why Is Evolution Controversial?

Teaching Evolution Case Studies

Ken Bingman

 

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Marilyn Havlik

 

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Bonnie Chen

 

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Evolution Web Feature

Evolution FAQ

Evolution TV Shows

Show 1: Darwin's Dangerous Idea (two-hour premiere)

Show 2: Great Transformations (one hour)

Show 3: Extinction! (one hour)

Show 4: The Evolutionary Arms Race (one hour)

Show 5: Why Sex? (one hour)

Show 6: The Mind's Big Bang (one hour)

Show 7: What About God? (one hour)

Create a respectful learning environment

Teaching Evolution Case Studies

Ken Bingman

 

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Marilyn Havlik

 

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Bonnie Chen

 

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Use sound pedagogy

Online Course for Teachers

Session 6: How Can You Address Student Misconceptions About Evolution?

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

Teaching Evolution Case Studies

Ken Bingman

 

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Marilyn Havlik

 

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Bonnie Chen

 

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What do you do if conflict emerges?

External Web Links

Teaching about Evolution and the Nature of Science
www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/evolution98/
See Appendix A for six significant court decisions regarding evolution and creationism issues

 

Eight Significant Court Decisions
www.ncseweb.org/resources/articles/3333_eight_significant_court_decisi_2_15_2001.asp
Summary by Molleen Matsumura of the court decisions

Online Course for Teachers

Session 8: How Do You Deal with Controversy?

Teaching Evolution Case Studies

Dealing with Controversy

 

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Evolution TV Shows

 

Show 7: What About God?

Know More

External Web Links

National Center for Science Education
www.ncseweb.org/
Center's site dedicated to defending the teaching of evolution in public schools

 

Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science
www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/evolution98/
Online version of very useful NAP publication

Statement on Teaching Evolution
http://nabt.org/sub/position_statements/evolution.asp
National Association of Biology Teachers position statement

 

The Teaching of Evolution
www.nsta.org/positionstatement&id=10
National Science Teachers Association position statement

New Voices for Evolution
http://ncseweb.org/article.asp?category=7
See New Voices for positions on teaching evolution

 

Famous Trials in American History
www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/scopes/scopes.htm
Site on Scopes trial, including excerpts from the court transcripts

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