On this page you’ll find educational materials you can download and print.


Drop a line if you’d like Allison to do a live zoom presentation for your classroom.

Youtube Slideshow

Your Billion Year Family Tree Slideshow

In this 20 minute slideshow we’ll learn how scientists are using genetic information to put together a new, expanded version of the family tree. Genetic data shows that all living creatures are part of one, big, extended family.

Coming Soon - Slideshow

Human Line of Descent

Human Line of Descent Study Guide

An infographic that takes you step by step through the major turning points in evolution that connect the human species to earlier life forms.

Download Study Guide


Meet Your Ancestors Timeline

This two page chart is a quick introduction to the creatures in the LUCA to Lucy to You timeline. Each of these ancestors represent a major turning point in evolution.

Download Ancestors Timeline


Spotlight on the Sponge

Learn fun facts about the sponge in this two page intro to your lumpiest ancestor.

Download Sponge Facts

Worms and Fish

Gifts from the Worms, and Gifts from the Fish

Short introduction to what humans have in common with worms and fish.

Download Gifts from the Worms and Fish

Timeline Wall Poster

Timeline Wall Poster

Expanded print version of the LUCA to Lucy to You timeline. This is a small format PDF. Contact me if you are interested in a larger version.

Coming Soon - Timeline Wall Poster