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Charles Darwin Postcard Activity Introduction In 1831, Charles Darwin set out for a voyage around the world on the HMS Beagle. You will be Charles Darwin’s lab assistant as he sets out to sail. Explore the following website to learn more about what Darwin did on his voyage http://www.aboutdarwin.com/ and if needed, use Google.com to get the rest of your information. Directions On the “front side” of your postcard: Describe what you learned on the voyage. • What was the primary mission of the voyage? • What kind of observations did Darwin make? • List the primary stops the HMS Beagle made along the way. • Which stop was most interesting? Why? • What book did Darwin write when he returned to England? How long did it take him to write it? • What was the most important discovery that Darwin made? • List any interesting facts. Don’t forget to include a date, salutation (who is your postcard being sent to) and a closing (who is the postcard being sent from) in your letter. Graphic Details • On the “backside” of the postcard, design an attractive photo layout representing Darwin’s Voyage. • Try to make it look like an authentic postcard. • Your pictures should refer to something you’ve written about. Grading Rubric Category 4 pts 3 pts 2pts 1 pts 0 pts Time Used time Used most of Used some Did not use Visited Management wisely the class of the class class time unrelated during time wisely. time wisely. wisely. websites class. Never Rarely Occasionally Often and distracted distracted distracted distracted distracted others. others. others. others. others. Salutation & Both Only 1 None Closing present. present. present. Required The Majority of Half of the Less than None of Questions postcard required required half of the the answers all questions questions required questions required are on the are questions were questions as postcard. included. are included well as included. in adding postcard. additional information. Graphics – Includes 3 Includes 2 Contains a Graphics do No Relevance or more graphics graphic not relate to graphics. graphics that are related to topic. that are related to the topic. related to the topic the topic and makes and makes it easier to it easier to understand. understand. Content – All facts are Almost all Some facts Most facts All facts Accuracy accurate. facts are are are are accurate. accurate. inaccurate. inaccurate. Attractiveness The The The The Postcard postcard is postcard is postcard is postcard is looks like typed, not neatly handwritten, sloppily it was wrinkled, handwritten, slightly handwritten, shoved at and no not wrinkled wrinkled or the bottom distracting wrinkled, and has folded, and of a locker errors. and has no distracting has or distracting errors. distracting crammed errors. errors. in a pocket. Total out of 24 points _________________ / 24
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