Material 2D: Introduction to Darwin's Model
During these few days of instruction, students will be introduced to Darwin's model of natural selection in the same way that they learned about Paley and Lamarck (materials 2B and 2C). First, they will read an excerpt from Origin of Species and answer questions about it. Then they will have an opportunity to consider the example of artificial selection as it relates to Darwin's argument. Finally, students will spend time working in groups, thinking about Darwin's prior knowledge and beliefs.
Successful completion of this material involves: