What do blue people, the Irish Potato Famine, a Mars Colony, and a Norwegian seed vault have in common? Students should be able to tell you by the end of this lesson. This 4 page, EDITABLE, No-Prep assignment can be completed individually, in a small group, or discussed as a class, and is perfect for a low-key day or an emergency sub plan during a population genetics unit. Each page asks students to analyze text and previous knowledge, then respond to analysis questions. Print it out, and you're ready to go.
Included in this file is a PDF and a Word document so you can feel free to use "as is" or modify and differentiate to fit your classroom and students' needs. Enjoy!