Evolution is essential to our curriculum and to scientific literacy. To understand the big picture of biology, students need to understand life in terms of both its history and its future — the changing life forms and ecosystems that have arisen and changed over billions of years, as well as the mechanisms that brought about those changes and are shaping the future of life on Earth. Towards that end, this site aims to help instructors develop student understanding of:
- Basic evolutionary patterns and processes
- Evolutionary theory’s ability to explain phenomena across the many subdisciplines of biology
- The many applications of evolutionary theory, both in solving real world problems and in scientific research
- The evidence supporting evolutionary theory
To teach evolution successfully, instructors need both a deep conceptual understanding of the topic and effective curricular strategies. Start your preparation with the resources assembled here.