The Teacher’s Notes sections help you to make the most of using Darwin’s letters in the classroom. To accompany every subject specific or cross-curricula pack you will find:
Darwin exchanged letters with many women botanists, travellers, observers, writers and naturalists who all contributed to his research. This pack teaches us about these untypical Victorian women.
This cross-curricular resource pack provides edited letters to and from Charles Darwin, contextual images, diary entries and selected texts to enable you to:
- learn about the lives of some extraordinary women with whom Darwin exchanged letters
- explore the position of women in middle class Victorian society
- discover the science that women carried out, often otherwise unacknowledged
- understand how Darwin’s family were involved in his work
- discuss the possibility of gendered language
- draw a satirical cartoon
- write a news feature about a Victorian woman traveller
- draft a script
- attract moths at night experiment
Packs can be used on-line or materials can be downloaded.
The packs contain links to the Darwin Correspondence Project main site and to other relevant sources.