Teaching Evolution

Principles of genetics and evolution are fundamental to all life sciences. The Society therefore strongly supports the teaching of evolution in the science classroom as part of a comprehensive genetics and life sciences curriculum.

Please use these materials to learn or educate others about evolution.

Evolution Essays

To support the teaching of evolution in science classrooms, ASHG members wrote a series of essays about evolution and genetics in 2009, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth.

This series illustrates the historical, conceptual, and practical connections between genetics – especially human genetics – and evolution. They demonstrate the centrality of evolution theory to biology and its importance for science education, while highlighting the diverse interests of ASHG members.

Additional Evolution Resources

Charles Darwin

To fully grasp evolution, it’s necessary to learn about the works of Charles Darwin.


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