Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Berkeley: Understanding Evolution

Evolution is a rich topic in education. On the one hand, educators can explore the great debate of evolution in schools, which can spark rich discussions and provide opportunities for students to learn about different cultural perspectives. From a scientific point of view, evolution is a fascinating topic because it captures how we as a species and the thousands of other living things on this planet have changed over time. This discovery provides all sorts of connections to academic standards and engages student interest because the story of our natural world is filled with experiences of challenge, survival, loss, and triumph.

One educational resource worth checking out in the evolution field is Berkeley's one stop shop on evolution. Here you will find great summaries of key concepts, informative graphics, teaching resources, and a library of additional resources. There is a ton of stuff here and it is very well organized.