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We've assembled a database of lessons vetted for both scientific accuracy and pedagogical soundness. Search for lessons by topic or by keyword below, or check out the 6-8 Conceptual Framework to search by the concepts each lesson addresses.

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In addition to lessons and classroom activities you will find:

  • Articles: These feature articles can be assigned as homework or extra credit, and may be used as the basis for classroom discussion. Many come with essay/discussion questions.

  • Tutorials: These articles written for students address major concepts in evolution. They can be used as homework or extra credit, or may be assigned to individual students who need additional clarification on basic concepts.

  • Online activities and labs: These interactive web activities can be used directly by students working individually or in small groups at computers. Some are short interactives, and others are more extensive, lab-like investigations that engage students in problem solving and may require several class periods.

  • Videos: These online videos can be used as a way to quickly pique student interest in a topic that will be addressed more thoroughly in class.

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