Armed with homemade cakes and a dictaphone, the project has been heading out to meet with secondary school teachers to discuss opportunities for making use of Darwin’s correspondence in the classroom. This first stage of an ongoing consultation process has already generated plenty of ideas and clear scope for cross curricula working. If your school would like to join in, do contact us.
Teachers will be asked for feedback regularly as online resources are drafted and developed, and we are grateful for their help in creating useful and relevant materials. We want to ensure that what we produce reflects the riches of the letters but also encourages pupils to share Darwin’s sense of endless curiosity about the world.