Why learn about Evolution?
The National Academies site has a good selection of reports and papers about the importance of evolution as a foundational concept in biology. These resources are free to download.
Who is Charles Darwin?
Find the complete works of Charles Darwin, including his publications, manuscripts, and correspondences, as well as his Biography, on this site.
This New York Times interactive feature highlights excerpts from Darwin's most famous publication, “On the Origins of Species”.
HHMI's Biointeractive series includes several short films between 15-30 minutes long which discuss Darwin, the Galapagos Islands, and the Malay Archipelago.
What is Evolution?
The University of California Museum of Paleotology's site is your one-stop source for information on evolution. Also see the companion site with information especially useful to teachers.
This website from the non-profit National Center for Science Education is devoted to resources for teaching and learning evolution, as well as defending public education against creationism.
This NCSE resource for teachers addresses not only common conceptual challenges for student understanding of evolution, but also counters common arguments made for teaching creationism.
NCSE's YouTube channel contains interveiws, speeches, and presentations defending evolution.
This collection of articles explores various facets of the science of evolution, particularly in relation to creationist arguements against evolution.
This PBS site has online courses, case studies, and a teacher's guide.
This site for students has short videos, online activities, and interviews with scientists.
The GeneEd website from the National Library of Medicine includes many free classroom activities and laboratory exercises for teachers.
Connecting evolution and genetics
This page about genes and bitter taste at the Genetic Science Learning Center's Learn.Genetics site is a nice bridge between teaching evolution and teaching genetics.
ASHG members wrote a series of essays to support the teaching of evolution in science classrooms.