Guide for the Beginner
Introductory advice and initial resources for a teacher new to using history in science teaching. (SHiPS Resource Center)

17 Case Studies in Biology ("Doing Biology" 1996)
17 historical cases studies in a guided inquiry format. Includes origin of concepts of: 5-kingdom view; endosymbiosis; sex chromosomes; citric acid cycle; homeostasis; vitamins; clonal selection of antibodies; Hardy-Weinberg; Silent Spring (pesticides); and more

More Modules from SHiPS Resource Center
mostly secondary level. From Kirchoff & Bunsen collaborating on spectroscopy to Newton's optics to Marian Merian & classification

Debating Galileo's Dialogue: The 1633 Trial (simulation)
up to 32 separate roles, with recommended references for each. Addresses 6 topics: astronomical observations; porblems of motion; interpreting observations; interpreting scripture, politics and procedural details.

Debating Rachel Carson's Silent Spring: The President's Advisory Committee on Pesticides, 1963 (simulation activity)
15 primary roles, with 11 supplemental roles. focuses on Carson's credibility; benefits and harms of pesticides; indiscriminate use; safety; insecticde resistance; alternatives; and balance of nature/control of nature.

The Development of Glacial Theory, 1800-1870

student activity (individual or group). poses the challenge of evaluating the evidence for glacial theory using extensive archive and links to original documents, images, and observations on GoogleEarth.

Teaching NOS through the History of Sickle Cell Anemia
lesson plans and materials for an extended case study with original data, maps, quotes, pictures, etc. As profiled in E. Howe and D.W. Rudge, "Recapitulating the History of Sickle-Cell Anemia Research," Science & Education 14(2005): 423-441.

"How To" Assemble Your Own Case Study (SHiPS Resource Center)
tips for the teacher planning to develop their own historical case study

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