This .zip file contains materials for middle school science lessons on the basics of evolution, using cartoon videos to simplify the concept, as part of a unit on biomes and evolution. The unit was designed for 6th graders in NYC.
-SMARTboard .notebook lesson presentation introducing Charles Darwin and the Voyage of the Beagle (6 slides).
-SMARTboard .notebook lesson presentation making connections between Galapagos finches and the idea of evolution (8 slides).
-SMARTboard .notebook lesson presentation on specific examples of species evolution (7 slides). And a second copy with student answers recorded.
-3 homework assignments including an article introducing Darwin, that could be used in conjunction with the introductory lesson.
Presentations serve as lesson plans that guide the teacher through the entire lesson. Presentations include links to related YouTube videos to increase student engagement (I can help you use YouTube videos in your class, even if your network blocks such sites, just ask).
'Ask a question' if you need a PowerPoint file instead of what is provided, and I can probably re-upload everything with an adjusted file.
Download my entire Biomes & Evolution unit here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Biomes-Evolution-FULL-UNIT-72-Files-19-Lessons-Experiments-3-Projects