A golden fish reveals pigmentation loss in Europeans

The teacher resource is a guide for educators that contains: 

  • an overview of how to use annotated papers in the classroom

  • general and article-specific student learning goals

  • curriculum connections 

  • discussion questions for student engagement

  • links to related multimedia resources from HHMI|BioInteractive

Prior to working through the annotated paper, educators may want to assign the film The Biology of Skin Color, which provides an excellent background for the research presented in the article. It describes the different pieces of evidence that have led scientists to conclude that the different shades of human skin color arose as adaptations to the intensity of UV radiation in different parts of the world.

An interactive version of the film with embedded pause points and quiz modules is also available.