The following classroom-ready resources complement The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection and Adaptation, which describes the physical and genetic evolutionary changes in rock pocket mouse populations.
Note: The In-Depth Guide was updated October 2014 to incorporate pause points and discussion questions for the film.
These guides and quiz support the short film The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection and Adaptation. 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.LS2.A, MS.LS2.C, MS.LS3.A, MS.LS3.B, MS.LS4.B, MS.LS4.C, HS.LS1.A, HS.LS2.A, HS.LS2.C, HS.LS3.A, HS.LS3.B, HS.LS4.B, HS.LS4.C
AP Biology (2012–13)
1.A.1, 1.A.2, 1.C.3, 3.C.1, 3.C.2
IB Biology (2009)
4.1, 5.4, D2
APES: Themes and Topics (2013)
Themes: 1, 3 Topics: II.A, II.C