A Sequence of Events: A Tale of Epigenetic Influence and Ideas of Becoming Human

Eli M. Davis, Social Studies, Lincoln Heights Academy

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


Epigenetic research is at the forefront of understanding what it means to be human, how humans develop, and what are the true consequences of nature and nurture and how humans experience the world. This lesson will provide intellectual stimulation for students and teachers. I will allow for deep critical thought without providing answers. The assessment is in the form of a research paper, which will allow students to engage with their own learning and explore concepts that are of interest to them. Exploring the possibilities of epigenetics and historical trauma will allow students to personalize their learning and gain insight to understanding what it means to exists.