The Darwin Correspondence Project is publishing the definitive edition of letters written by and to Charles Darwin. The complete resource, containing over 15,000 letters, will be available in print and on-line. Darwin exchanged letters with everyone from naturalists to political activists and novelists from around the world. The work and ideas of many correspondents (both men and women), would be otherwise unknown. Through the letters we can learn about the process of his thinking, the context of Victorian culture and the contribution made by his family to his work.
The Education and Outreach project, funded by the Bonita Trust, is working with secondary schools to develop exciting, curriculum-based resources using Darwin’s letters. The resources will be linked to 4 major subject areas; Science, English, Religious Education and History but sets of engaging themed materials will be available for cross-curricula activities. All resources will be informed, tried and tested by teachers.
If you would like your school to become involved with the Darwin Correspondence Project please contact:
Sally Stafford, Education and Outreach Officer