A Global Initiative for Teaching and Learning about Evolution with Young Minds
EvoKids.org is a global initiative inspired by the German EvoKids.de project to advance teaching and learning about evolution with students aged 3 -12.
Our focus on educational content includes the following themes:
  • Evolution as a history of life on earth

  • Evolutionary mechanisms and processes of change in organisms

  • Cultural evolution as an integrated perspective on the origins of humans and our changing world

The original German EvoKids.de teaching materials include units reflecting themes (see classroom materials below), and our global initiative aims to further advance an ecosystem of teaching materials and practical supports for educators in grades K-6.

With funding from the Giordano Bruno Stiftung and supports from the Biology Education research group at the University of Giessen, Germany, the original EvoKids.de project began in 2013 to create new resources for teaching evolution in the primary school. Our independent global initaitive is inspired by this work and continues to use and build on the original work in exciting new directions!

Check out the original EvoKids.de textbook and videos here, now available in a diversity of international languages.

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Big Family: A Fantastic Journey into the Past, was produced in English, German, and Turkish as part of the original EvoKids.de project.

The EvoKids Global Bookshelf

Embedded below, our book library allows you to find all of the books in our catalog*. Use the Filter, Sort, and Search options in the top bar to search by language, author, year, concepts, and more!

*Important note: Inclusion in the EvoKids Global Library database is not an endorsement or verification of the educational value of any given book. Critically, some of the included titles contain messaging that could be confusing or construed as scientifically inadequate explanations for young students. We are actively involved in coding, evaluating, and synthesizing expert opinions on the relative educational value of these books.

 Special thanks to evolution education researcher Isabell Adler at IPN – Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education, for her extensive contributions to the database records; to the many other EvoKids volunteers who have contributed the remaining entries, and to the Library staff at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology for organizing the physical collection of the EvoKids library in Leipzig, Germany.

The EvoKids Global Video Library