OBJECTIVES COVERED (pupils will learn ..)
SUGGESTED MAIN ACTIVITIES:
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Why Charles Darwin’s Finches were such an important part of his Theory Of Evolution
How Evolution by Natural Selection really works
Remind pupils of what was learned in the last lesson about Darwin’s voyage on the Beagle (revisit the powerpoint if required)
Work through the lesson 4 powerpoint
1. DIARY ENTRY: imagine you are Charles Darwin when he received the letter from Alfred Russell Wallace saying he was about to publish. Write a diary entry about how you feel and what you intend to do about it.
2. NEWSPAPER REPORT: write a newspaper report about the publication of the book and Darwin’s ideas (NOTE: higher ability could include mention of the religious reaction to the theory, or even write from the pov of a creationist at the time).
3. ICT or HOMEWORK: research the Theory of Evolution in more detail and find more examples of how it has been proven by scientists.
Discuss questions at the end of the powerpoint with your partner.
LESSON NO and TITLE:
4 of 6: PART 2 of CHARLES DARWIN: "On the Origin of Species by Natural Selection"