|Type of Product:||NSTA Press Book (also see downloadable PDF version of this book)
|Grade Level:||High School, Middle School
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Teaching evolution is part of the core biology curriculum, and this new resource provides a teacher-ready summary of the scientific, legal, and ethical talking points for discussion of the topic. Compiled by NSTA with input from the National Center for Science Education, the NSTA Tool Kit for Teaching Evolution pulls together historical facts, scientific data, legal precedent, and other invaluable information for answering the all-too-common question of “Why teach evolution?” Biology and life science teachers will appreciate this resource, complete with classroom activities, for its ability to help you cover a relevant issue with depth and pedagogical support.
|Intended User Role:||Curriculum Supervisor, High-School Educator, Middle-Level Educator, Professional Development Provider, Teacher
|Educational Issues:||Classroom management, Curriculum, Instructional materials, Professional development, Teacher content knowledge, Teacher preparation, Teaching strategies
What’s in the NSTA Tool Kit for Teaching Evolution?
Supporting Your Efforts
Chapter 1: The History and Science of Evolution
The Nature of Science and Scientific Thinking
What Is Evolution?
History of Evolutionary Thinking
Darwin’s Thought Process
The Modern Synthesis
The Genetics of Evolution
Chapter 2: Active Evolution Instruction
Showing Evolutionary Relationships With Cladograms
Natural Selection and Antibiotic Resistance
Using Ring Species to Demonstrate Human Evolution
Chapter 3: Social Challenges of Promoting Evolution-Only Instruction
What’s Wrong With “Teaching the Controversy”
Evolution Instruction in the Courtroom
Evolution Instruction in the Classroom
Leading the Way for Evolution Instruction
Chapter 4: What You Can Do
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