Teaching students how to develop skills in solving problem problems or situations related to violence is crucial. Students need to know that their behavior patterns are linked to their evolutionary past. In addition, they need to know that behavior patterns are linked to their DNA information.
Strategy: Start by asking students what behavior patterns they see in the following relationships?
1. Male to male
2. Male to females
3. Females to females
4. Group to group
Make a list of their responses and share with them what experts say about each relationship. Then compare these same relationships between chimpanzees, humans and bonobos. Use charts 1, 2, and 3 to help explain the similarities and differences.