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Online Lessons for Teachers: Learning Evolution

LESSON 7: 

Why Is Evolution Controversial?

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Activity 1—
Controversy through Time

Students summarize all of the events in the three target themes and present them clearly. They pick one event and complete a successful survey. Students make a very clear presentation of the researched event to the class.

Students summarize all of the events in the three target themes, but their summary is not very clear. They pick one event but fail to complete the survey of this event. Students make a brief presentation of the researched event to the class.

Students do not summarize all of the events in the three target themes. They pick one event but the survey of this event is very brief. Students do not make a very clear presentation of the event to the class.

Activity 2—
Scopes Trial

Students review the entire Scopes Trial site. They write very thorough reviews of all six cartoons. Students draw insightful editorial cartoons about the evolution controversy and make a clear presentation to the class.

Students briefly review the Scopes Trial site. They have trouble writing reviews of all six cartoons. Students have some trouble drawing an editorial cartoon about the evolution controversy.

Students do not review the Scopes Trial site. They have problems explaining the editorial cartoons and drawing a cartoon of their own.


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