Evolution: A Course for Educators
About this course: How are all of the species living on Earth today related? How does understanding evolutionary science contribute to our well-being? In this course, participants will learn about evolutionary relationships, population genetics, and natural and artificial selection. Participants will explore evolutionary science and learn how to integrate it into their classrooms.
Created by: American Museum of Natural History
Taught by: Joel Cracraft, Chair and Lamont Curator
Taught by: David Randle, Senior Manager of Professional Development
|How To Pass||Pass all graded assignments to complete the course.|
first module of the course introduces Charles Darwin’s revolutionary
concept of a “tree of life” depicting the evolution of all life from a
common ancestor; how evolutionary trees depict relations...
will learn about Darwin’s second breakthrough: that adaptation via
natural selection is the basic mechanism of evolution. You’ll go behind
the scenes with Dr. Cracraft to see how evolutionary biol...
will learn about the role of extinction in evolution, and find out what
the relatedness of major groups of living things reveals about the
history of life. You’ll also watch videos of scientists a...
module explores the rich variety of hominids on the tree of life, along
with how and when different human species - including Homo sapiens -
migrated around the world. You’ll also learn strategie...