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  1.   The Beaks of the Finches
The Beaks of the Finches Cherry Sprague Type of entry: class activity Type of activity: hands-on activity simulation inquiry lab Target audience: AP Biology Background Information Shortly after Peter Grant published Natural Selection and Darwin's Finches, (Scientific American, Oct. 1991) he accepted an invitation to speak to my c...
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  2.   American Immigration Past and Present
...what it means to be an American, and examines ways in which the recent emphasis on ethnic awareness could possibly lead to the fragmentation of American culture. Submitted by: Lewis Sitzer Bear River High School Nevada Joint Union High School District garden@oro.net Edited for On-line Use by David Finch Technical questions on the website to: hoa_nguyen@sbcss.k12.ca.us Last Revised: 03/22/06
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  3.   Clearinghouse on Reading Lesson Plans
...bout an incident from the book. (Examples: the discovery of the hiding place int he Secret Annex in Anne Frank; the death of Adam's father and mother in I am the Cheese; the assassination of Caesar in Julius Caesar) 4. An entry in Who's Who for a main character. (Examples: Shane from Shane; Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird; Zhivago from Doctor Zhivago) 5. A letter of recommendation for a character for a job, "Person of the Year," or some award. (Examples: recommending Brother Leon in The Chocolate War for a new teaching position; for one of the doctors in Hiroshima; for Beth in Ordinary People) 6. A...
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    Grade Level: K-12

  4.   Galapagos Rift Expedition - Survivors on the Ocean Ridge
...eye is a useful adaptation for their new shrimp species. This part of the activity is a good open-ended inquiry for you and your students to contemplate. This part of the activity should provide the students with a simple model for speciation by isolated populations. Relate this example to Darwin's finches, which are found on the Galapagos Islands, and evolved from a common ancestor on the mainland in Ecuador. Also, explain to the students that an orange-colored shrimp specimen with dorsal eyes was found in the Galapagos region near vents and scientists originally suspected that this was another species. Fu...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  5.   To Kill a Mockingbird - Character Analysis
...proximate). 3. Your place of birth. 4. Your occupation (if child, say student) 5. Something about your family life (spouse, children, siblings, parents). 6. Your accomplishments/achievements. What are you known for? 7. Your interests. What do you like to do? 8. Your attitude/feelings toward: a. The Finches b. The Trial c. Tom Robinson 9. A basic visual description. 10. Your status at the end of the novel. What are you up to? Okay, this is how it's gonna work: Day One - draw numbers to determine the order characters are chosen. Day Two - You will have SOME in class time to work on your analysis. Day Three -...
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    Grade Level: 3-5

  6.   Introduction to Discovering Galapagos Animals
...together to construct a magazine that others in the class can read. The following is a list of animals from which the students can choose. (They can also choose to do one that they are interested in that is not on the list). Giant Tortoises Land Iguanas Marine Iguanas Sally Lightfoot Crab Darwin's Finch Blue-Footed Booby Masked Booby Red-footed Booby Brown Pelican Frigate Bird Galapagos Hawk Dark-Rumped Petrel Penguins Lava Lizard Sea Lions Marine Turtle *Note that there are many subspecies of animals, thus students can narrow their research even more if they choose to. *Attached is a reference page that c...
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    Grade Level: 3-5

  7.   Evolution of the Galapagos Islands
...e characters react? Materials: literature circle novels Phase 5: Students will respond to the activities in their journals. Materials: journals Assessment: Students will be assessed as to their participation and cooperation. . Extensions: 1. Students may wish to study how specific animals, Darwin's finch, for example, evolved. 2. Students may wish to further research Darwin's theory of evolution. Many resources can be found in libraries or on the Internet. 3. Students may wish to interview biology students at the high school or college level who have studied evolution. Resources: Video: *Clark, D. & Gidding...
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  8.   The Glass Slipper Shatters
...ill help the students see the importance of both their abstract statement and the evidence from the text. Students who are writing about a major character and hero about whom much is known may organize their information by heroic and non-heroic characteristics. For example, they may discuss Atticus Finch's courage, his compassion, his fairness, and his willingness to carry a burden for society, citing several examples of each in contrast to his lack of physical prowess and his reluctance to fight. Part of a SEE chart, organized by character trait might look like the chart below. The opening statement of an...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  9.   Adaptive Radiation: Darwin's Finches
...inutes Objectives: The student will define adaptation. The student will describe the link between adaption and formation of new species. (MS Framework 8b) The student will design their own species. Materials: Overhead, transparency sheets, vis-a-vis pen, post-it notes, markers, pictures of Darwin's finches and a koala and a kangaroo Do Now: (Written on overhead transparency) Write about a time when you have changed environments. (Ex. Moved from a forest to a desert, moved from one high school to another high school, etc.) What was new about your new environment? How did you respond to these changes? Set: 1....
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    Grade Level: K-12

  10.   Darwin's Finches Lesson
Darwin's Finches Lesson Question: How do animals adapt to different environmental pressures? How are adaptations exhibited in animal diversity? Kentucky Core Content: SC-M-3.4.1 Biological change over time accounts for the diversity of species developed through gradual processes over many generations. Biological adaptatio...
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    Grade Level: 9-12


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