NEWSLETTER: November 2017

This Interactive Lets Your Class Take a Peek Into The Future Of Humans 

Our popular interactive "In and Beyond Africa" shows how humans developed and migrated over the last 200,000 years, but what does the future hold for human beings? The "Deep Future" eLearning game encourages students to think - and share their ideas - about the near and distant future. Once responses are entered students can use the bar graphs, or word clouds, to compare their ideas with those submitted by other students around the world.

November 2017 Resource of the Month

"Understanding Science" from the University of California Museum of Paleontology

Our monthly internet search for the best free teaching resources for biology teachers has a winner for November, 2017: The expansive "Understanding Science" website. Science resources for K-16 teachers, students, and science lovers in general. Complete with teacher resources and a resource library.

Thanksgiving Is National Family Health History Day
The Thanksgiving Family Gathering as a Valuable Genetics Lesson

Each year, the Thanksgiving holiday affords one of the best opportunities to engage family members and create a family health tree. Your students can easily collect important family history data using the free Surgeon General's Family History Tool. Plus - it's a great way to celebrate National Family Health History Day! 
Helpful Family History Resources for the Classroom

Additional classroom-ready resources for explaining how family health history can help uncover genetic heritage, risks, and guide people toward informed lifestyle choices. From the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and the Genetic Alliance.

View the Resources!
2018 Summer Bioethics Workshop for Secondary School Teachers
July 31 - August 3, 2018

Are you looking to incorporate bioethics into your classroom? The summer 2018 Hastings Center Bioethics Workshop focuses on the social and ethical issues raised by CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing and other breakthrough genetic technologies. For the successful applicant, travel and accommodation costs are covered, plus a modest stipend.

Apply today: Applications due by January 3, 2018.

More Information

Quick links to popular teacher resources on Genome: Unlocking Life's Code.


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