Jeff Walter

Project Name:

History Through A Scientific Lens

It is impossible to understand who we are and where we have been without a working knowledge of science and technology. Science and technology inform and explain periods of change in human history. Mr. Walter will use the book Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond as the basis for lessons that lead students to understand how scientific and technological knowledge shape the progress of a society and how a society’ needs dictate scientific discovery. His mentor, Dr. Mary Ann Lila, at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis will introduce him to cutting-edge plant research and its potential importance to the human population. His curriculum will allow students to analyze the impact of science in history and make predictions about how current research might impact the future.

From School:

Gray Stone Day School


North Carolina Public Charter Schools – Stanly County


Dr. Mary Ann Lila, North Carolina State University


National Science Foundation, Research Experience for Teachers