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Online Course for Teachers: Teaching Evolution

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

Facilitator Notes for SESSION 5

Explore Part D
Note 1: Have participants share and discuss their thoughts.
Elaborate Part B
Note 2: Have participants do a Web Quest on biological adaptations. Assign teams to research different biological adaptations such as lactose intolerance, skin color variation, sickle cell anemia and malaria, high altitude adaptations, etc., and report back to the rest of the class. Have participants search the Evolution Library for resources in addition to doing a Web search.
Elaborate Part C
Note 3: Have participants discuss their answers.
Elaborate Part D
Note 4: You might have participants work in teams and do a "jigsaw" where members of a team each research a different aspect of a topic and provide information to the group. Then individuals in each team can write their own essays using all of the information. Have participants discuss their essays.
Evaluate Part A
Note 5: Have participants compare and discuss their summaries with one another.

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