This lively Performance Based Task tackles Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution with a vibrant mix of educational videos (available via link) and excellent readings.
The PBT contains three writing exercises culminating in an essay in which students demonstrate their mastery of the key concepts.
The writing exercises build incrementally so that the final essay is manageable and rewarding. Along the way, they use a Claim-Evidence-Interpretation graphic organizer, a Chain of Events graphic organizer, a timeline, and primary source with accompanying worksheet. Students will grow intellectually and have fun doing it!