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Ch 3: Genetic Influences on Development Lesson Plans

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The Genetic Influences on Development chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom about topics such as genetic abnormalities and the genetic code. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Genetic Influences on Development chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday The Genetic Code: Influence of Mitosis, Meiosis and Crossing Over;
Determination of Sex and Identical vs. Fraternal Twins;
The Influence of Single-Gene Pair Inheritance on Development
A look at the proteins produced by various genes;
The factors that determine the sex of twins;
An explanation of the ways in which humans inherit characteristics from their parents
Tuesday The Influence of Sex-Linked and Polygenic Inheritance on Development;
Genetic Abnormalities in Human Growth and Development
Examining the differences between sex-linked inheritance and polygenic inheritance;
The causes of sex-linked and autosomal abnormalities in human beings
Wednesday Is Intelligence Genetic? Genes' Influence on Intellectual Abilities The role of genetics on human intelligence
Thursday Is Personality Genetic? DNA's Influence on Temperament A look at whether or not personality is inherited
Friday Genetic Influence on Psychological Disorders The link between genetics and disorders such as anorexia and schizophrenia

8 Lessons in Chapter 3: Genetic Influences on Development Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Genetic Code: Influence of Mitosis, Meiosis & Crossing Over

1. The Genetic Code: Influence of Mitosis, Meiosis & Crossing Over

In this lesson, we will learn what the genetic code is and how it can be affected by mitosis, meiosis and crossing over. When mistakes are made and genes are altered, it can have a negative impact on human development.

Determination of Sex and Identical vs. Fraternal Twins

2. Determination of Sex and Identical vs. Fraternal Twins

Have you ever heard an old wives' tale about what determines whether a child will be a boy or a girl or what causes twins to be born? In this lesson, we will explore the biology behind these myths on how sex is determined and how twins are created.

The Influence of Single Gene-Pair Inheritance on Development

3. The Influence of Single Gene-Pair Inheritance on Development

What is single gene-pair inheritance? What influence does it have on human development? Learn the answers to these questions as we explore this area of genetic inheritance in this video lesson.

The Influence of Sex-Linked and Polygenic Inheritance on Development

4. The Influence of Sex-Linked and Polygenic Inheritance on Development

What is sex-linked inheritance? What influence does it have on human development? What does it mean if a trait is polygenic? Learn the answers to these questions as this lesson explores this area of genetic inheritance.

Genetic Abnormalities in Human Growth and Development

5. Genetic Abnormalities in Human Growth and Development

What are mutations and other chromosome abnormalities? How can these abnormalities affect human development? What are some common genetic disorders and their causes? Learn the answers to these questions in this lesson.

Is Intelligence Genetic? - Genes' Influence on Intellectual Abilities

6. Is Intelligence Genetic? - Genes' Influence on Intellectual Abilities

What is the role of heritability in determining our intellectual abilities? Is intelligence genetic? Explore what part our genes play and find answers to these questions in the following lesson.

Is Personality Genetic? - DNA's Influence on Temperament

7. Is Personality Genetic? - DNA's Influence on Temperament

How do genetics impact a person's temperament and personality? This lesson will introduce the world of behavioral genetics and help you understand the role our genes play in determining who we are and how we act.

Genetic Influence on Psychological Disorders

8. Genetic Influence on Psychological Disorders

Do genetics play a role in psychological disorders such as schizophrenia? What do we know about any genetic links? Does environment matter? Find the answers to these questions and more in this video lesson.

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