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.It was further revised April 2015 to incorporate additional feedback. On April 2015 the slides with the figures were also added.
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