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Journal Writing Assignment
Evolution and Human Behavior

This writing prompt is intended as a follow-up assignment to a viewing of the PBS Evolution episode entitled "Why Sex?". The documentary proposes several intriguing hypotheses relating human behavior to natural selection. Students will examine some basic human behaviors and discuss whether they are rooted in evolution or in our environment and upbringing.

Essential concepts: Evolution, natural selection, sexual selection, sexual reproduction, asexual reproduction, human behavior.

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