A worksheet designed to actively engage students as they watch the film. Students are asked to answer questions pertaining to the information provided in the film.
Appropriate for: middle school life science, high school biology (all levels).
This worksheet serves as a guide to the HHMI short film The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans by asking questions about the information provided in the film. Follow-up questions probe student understanding of how Dr. Allison found the link between sickle cell disease and malaria, and why this finding is important in understanding human evolution.
NGSS (April 2013)
MS-LS1-5, MS-LS4-4, MS-LS1.A, MS- LS2.A, MS-LS3.B, MS-LS4.B, MS- LS4.C, HS-LS4-2, HS-LS4-4, HS-LS1.A, HS-LS3.B, HS-LS4.B, HS-LS4.C
Common Core (2010)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.9-12.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.2
AP Biology (2012–13)
1.A.1, 1.A.2, 1.A.4, 1.C.3, 3.A.3, 3.C.1, 3.C.2, 4.C.1
IB Biology (2009)
4.1, 4.3, 5.4, D.2