Emily Hankey is the marketing and distribution manager for Millgate House Education, a publisher that creates resources to make teaching and learning quick, simple and effective. Most recently, Millgate House Education has developed two exciting resources for teaching evolution in primary schools. Let’s Talk about Evolution is a complete guide for teachers, including background information and activities and resources for students. Charles Darwin and the Theory of Natural Selection is the company’s first comic-style resource and tells the story of Darwin’s legendary visit to the Galápagos Islands.
In 2014 the new Primary curriculum brought lots of interesting changes. One of the biggest changes was adding evolution and inheritance into the Key Stage 2 programme of study. While this new topic has raised some concerns from teachers, there are lots of fun and engaging ways to introduce children to evolution and inheritance.