The following classroom-ready resources complement Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture, which tells the story of the evolution of the ability to digest lactose, a genetic trait that arose in humans within the last 10,000 years in some pastoralist cultures.
Note: The guides and quiz were revised October 1, 2014 to incorporate field-testers' comments. The In-Depth-Guide was also revised to include film pause points and discussion questions.
These guides and quiz support the short film Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture. The “At a Glance Film Guide” provides a short summary of the film, along with key concepts and ties to selected curricula and textbooks. The “In-Depth Film Guide for Teachers” includes a more detailed summary and background information, discussion points, lists of related resources and references, and answers to the accompanying student “Quiz.” The "Quiz" is designed as a summative assessment that probes student understanding of the key concepts addressed in the film. These documents are updated as new information and resources become available.
NGSS (April 2013)
MS-LS4.B, MS-LS4.C, HS-LS1.A, HS-LS3.A, HS-LS3.B, HS-LS4.B, HS-LS4.C
AP (2012–13 Standards)
1.A.1, 1.A.2, 1.C.3, 2.A.2, 2.D.2, 2.E.1, 3.B.1, 3.C.1, 3.C.2, 4.A.1, 4.C.3
IB (2009 Standards)
3.2, 3.6, 4.1, 5.4, 6.1, A.3.1, D.3.10