The RI Science Education Community is invited to the release of David Upegui’s new book, “Integrating Racial Justice Into Your High-School Biology Classroom: Using Evolution to Understand Diversity,” co-authored by David E. Fastovsky.
Designed as a practical manual for teaching, the chapters focus on teaching concepts of equity through evolutionary biology modules, a cornerstone for building students’ scientific understanding of biotic diversity. The book provides pedagogical components alongside historical and scientific components, with contextual chapters that give teachers the background knowledge to understand the historical relationship between science and racism for topics such as natural selection, social justice, and American slavery and colonization.
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Book sale and signing to follow. This is a hybrid event; please register with Eventbrite.
David Upegui is a Latino educator, with 12 years of teaching biology at his alma mater, Central Falls High School. He also serves as an adjunct professor of Education at Brown University. He has won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching and the Evolution Education Award [NABT].