The following classroom-ready resources complement The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans, which describes the connection between malaria and sickle cell anemia—one of the best-understood examples of natural selection in humans.
These guides and quiz support the short film The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans. 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.
Note: The In-Depth-Guide was revised October 2014 to include film pause points and discussion questions.
NGSS (April 2013)
LS1.A, LS2.A, LS2.C, LS3.A, LS3.B, LS4.B, LS4.B, LS4.C
1.A.1, 1.A.2, 3.C.1, 3.C.2, 4.C.1
4.1, 4.3, 5.4, D.2