This activity introduces students to the ideas of Charles Darwin and Jean-Baptiste Lamarck. After a modified reading, students will be asked to create a venn diagram comparing and contrasting the two naturalists.
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A WiTsi Activity with a rubric. Writing is Thinking with Strategic Inquiry
what is Witsi?
1. A set of strategies to teach basic writing skills that many high schools
2. A way to teach these strategies in content.
3. A methodical way to look at the effectiveness of the strategies by implementing
a cohesive inquiry process to look at student work.
--> This activity touches on the But, Because, So aspect of Witsi.
Finally, students will brainstorm concepts that involve behavioral and structural adaptations evolved over long periods of time through the process of evolution by natural selection. Teachers can engage students prior knowledge by having students write down what there thoughts are on the topic in their own words.