What Darwin Discovered
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Use sessions 1 and 2 of the Evolution course for teachers web site. (Interactive Web: © 2001 Teaching Evolution: Online Course for Teachers is a co-production of WGBH/NOVA Science Unit and Clear Blue Sky Productions,
Inc.) Copy and paste these URLs into your browser, because you will use them frequently. Make a habit of accessing these Web pages and then open another browser window for CPR. Two sources you should bookmark are
Use information you gather as you complete Sessions 1 and 2 of the Online Evolution Course for Teachers along with assigned textbook readings. You may find it helpful to complete the following optional assignments as described in the Online Course: Create your own timeline of evolutionary thought
from the ancient Greeks to the present. Or access the Timeline of Evolutionary
Zimmer, Carl. Evolution, HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY, 2001. ISBN 0060199067, chapters 1 and 2.
Volpe, E.P. & Rosenbaum, P.A. Understanding Evolution, McGraw Hill, 2000. ISBN 0697051374. Chapters 1 and 2.
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Only part of our scientific legacy of ideas on evolution came from Darwin. What was Darwins discovery about evolution? What scientific ideas were around before Darwin's discovery, and how did he use these for his work? In other words, what ideas provided Darwin with a foundation for new discoveries about evolution? Was Darwins discovery fact, theory, or hypothesis?
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