With the Cenozoic fossil record in Nebraska and some parts of Kansas, I would think that using mammal evolution as a theme in evolution might be a good strategy in our part of the country. Lots of good details.
Earlier, I reported that a paper in Nature would, perhaps, change our understanding on mammalian origins. Naturally, proponents of Intelligent Design and others in the anti-science crowd have tried to co-opt this research to imply that evolutionary theory is obviously flawed.
Here is a nice follow-up and critique by Nick Matzke from NCSE on Panda’s Thumb.