You have been assigned one of these parts of Charles Darwin’s life:
Personal/Family – Birth, Death, Marriages, Children, Where he lived, Illnesses, his job, etc. (If you are a number one)
Challenges – What problems did he experience in life? Did people criticize his ideas? Why? How did he deal with those problems? (If you are number two)
Accomplishments – Why is he famous? How did he communicate his ideas? Did he win any awards? Are there special days when his work is celebrated? Why do we remember him now? How would the world be different if he hadn’t done his work? (If you are number three)
First, go to this Brainpop movie on his life. Take notes on your section, and also complete the test.
Search the Internet and go to sites found here: The Best Online Resources To Learn About Charles Darwin.
Prepare a ninety-second to two-minute presentation on your assignment. Put information into your own words. Draw an image, and write key words on a poster that will help classmates learn from you. Use index cards and practice your presentation. You must practice your entire presentation at least once with either Mr. Ferlazzo or Ms. Sanchez.
This is how your presentation will begin:
Hello, my name is __________________. I’m going to tell you about Charles Darwin’s (Personal Life, Challenges, or Accomplishments).
Please take notes on the other presentations because you will be writing a historical biography about Darwin’s life afterwards.