Reading Primary Sources: Darwin and Wallace

This is a part of The Origin of Species: The Making of a Theory
Reading Primary Sources: Darwin and Wallace

Summary

This activity serves as a supplement to the HHMI short film The Origin of Species: The Making of a Theory. Students read and analyze excerpts from texts written by Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace and answer questions about the information presented, developing their nonfiction reading comprehension.

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Curriculum Connections:

AP Biology (2012-2013)
2.D.1, 2.D.3, 4.A.5, 4.A.6, 4.B.3, 4.B.4
IB Biology (2016)
5.1, 5.2, 10.3
NGSS (2013) LS
HS-LS4-1, HS-LS4-2, HS-LS4-4, HS-LS2.A, HS-LS4A, HS-LS4B, HS-LS4C
Common Core (2010)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.6, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.8, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.6, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.1

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