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:
When Darwin was 22 he received an exciting and unique opportunity to join HMS Beagle. The voyage changed his life but the letters show how close he came to not going at all!
This resource pack provides edited letters to and from Charles Darwin , contextual images, diary entries and selected texts to enable you to:
- debate Darwin’s ideas
- compare Darwin’s public and private writing styles
- explore modes of address over time
- compose a missing letter
- write a series of diary entries that document events
- write a short drama
How Dangerous was Darwin? / The Beagle Voyage/ Darwin’s Scientific Women / Darwin and Slavery
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.