Monkey with book image The Plain English Guide to Evolution
"Integrating Evolution into the High-School Biology Curriculum"
 

Jennifer Miyashiro is a biology teacher at Rio Rancho High School in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. She completed her Master of Science Teaching degree at New Mexico Tech in 2006. Her independent study project involved comparing students' comprehension of evolution when it was taught all through the biology course, versus teaching it as a separate, stand-alone unit. As part of her project, Jennifer created the following four curriculum modules (all are in PDF format):

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Do Pandas Really Exist?

Background handout (741 KB)
Student handout (153 KB)
Teacher handout (215 KB)



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Gene Duplication: Sometimes Mutations are a Good Thing

Student handout (959 KB)
Teacher handout (1003 KB)




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The Interesting History of Cells

Student handout (734 KB)
Teacher handout (791 KB)




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The Tortoise and the Cactus

Student handout (2293 KB)
Teacher handout (2310 KB)