This project will address widespread misunderstandings related to evolution by developing and testing a new high school curriculum unit and assessment measures focusing on biological evolution. The new curriculum will integrate the three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards, the Common Core Mathematics standards on reasoning abstractly and quantitatively, and an English Language Arts standard for writing arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
- Homburger, S. A., Drits-Esser, D., Malone, M., Pompei, K., Breitenbach, K., Perkins, R. D., Anderson, P. C., Barber, N. C., Hawkins, A. J., Katz, S., Kelly, M., Starr, H., Bass, K. M., Roseman, J. E., Hardcastle, J., DeBoer, G., & Stark, L. A. (2019). Development and pilot testing of a three-dimensional, phenomenon-based unit that integrates evolution and heredity. Evolution: Education and Outreach, 12:13. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12052-019-0106-1.*
- Evolution: DNA and the Unity of Life [Curriculum Unit]. Available: https://teach.genetics.utah.edu/content/evolution/and https://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/evolution/*
- Exploring Genetics through Genetic Disorders [Curriculum Unit]. Available: https://teach.genetics.utah.edu/content/genetics/
- Drits-Esser, D. & Stark, L. A. (2015). The impact of collaborative curriculum design on teacher professional learning. Electronic Journal of Science Education, 19(8). http://ejse.southwestern.edu/article/view/15129/10097