Personal Genetics Education Project

Hot off the press: ‘How Does Ancestry Testing Work?’

pgEd is excited to bring you our latest lesson plan: ‘How Does Ancestry Testing Work?‘. This lesson explores the science of genetic ancestry testing as well as the impacts direct-to-consumer ancestry tests can have on people’s understanding of their familial and cultural identity. We wrote this lesson so it can be used in the classroom, […]

“The Gene” Part 2 – New Educational Materials from pgEd

The second and final installment of the film The Gene: An Intimate History by Ken Burns and Barak Goodman premieres Tuesday, April 14th at 8pm EST on PBS stations across the US. As an educational partner for the film, pgEd has created a series of new educational pieces that accompany both parts of the film. If you […]

Educational Materials for PBS Documentary “The Gene” Part 1

The first part of the film The Gene: An Intimate History by Ken Burns and Barak Goodman is live right now. And so are pgEd’s accompanying educational materials! Educators wishing to discuss topics from “The Gene” with students, will find clips from the film paired with pgEd lesson plans on the PBS LearningMedia website. The […]

Introducing pgEd Snapshots, a new digital resource for teachers!

With many classrooms moving online, the pgEd team is creating bite-sized learning modules that we hope will be helpful for teachers operating in distance-learning mode. These modules, which we are calling “Snapshots,” are adapted from our existing lesson plans and can be posted as an assignment for virtual classrooms. We’re happy to share our first […]