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FREE Y6 EVOLUTION AND INHERITANCE LESSON PLANS

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OBJECTIVES COVERED (pupils will learn ..)

INTRODUCTION:

SUGGESTED MAIN ACTIVITIES:

PLENARY:

DOWNLOADABLE VERSION, RESOURCES and LINKS:

Who Charles Darwin was and what he did

About his famous voyage on board The Beagle.

What his “Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection” is and why it is so important.

Ask children if they know who Charles Darwin is and what he is famous for.

Work through our lesson 3 Darwin powerpoint, which outlines Darwin’s theory and the voyage of the Beagle.

1.  GEOGRAPHY/LITERACY - MAP THE BEAGLE VOYAGE: Use the lesson 3 ‘Beagle’ activity pdf resource as either an individual or small group activity, which challenges pupils to reconstruct the key points of Darwin’s voyage on the enclosed Beagle voyage map.

DIFFERENTIATION OPTIONS for our resource:

LOW ABILITY: cut out and label the voyage of the Beagle map with the supplied labels. MED ABILITY: use the pre filled labels and also the additional images and quotes. HIGH ABILITY / EXTENSION: fill the blank text boxes with your own descriptions, possibly with further internet or book research

 

2.  ICT: measure the length of the voyage of the Beagle using Google earth’s ‘path’ tool, which measures distance using a clickable path.

 

3.  DT/LITERACY - MAKE A PASSPORT: make a voyage of the Beagle 'passport' with pages listing each of the countries and places that Darwin visited, with details and pictures of each discovery.

 

EXTERNAL RESOURCES:

Challenge the pupils to independently research either the life of Charles Darwin, the voyage of the Beagle, or both and feedback this to the class in the form of a mini-presentation  

 

Discuss questions at the end of the powerpoint with your partner.

LESSON NO and TITLE:

3 of 6: PART 1 of CHARLES DARWIN: The Voyage Of The Beagle