ERIC Number: ED462260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Charles Darwin in Australia; or How To Introduce Some Local Colour to the Teaching of Evolution, Geology, Meteorology, and the Determination of Longitude.
Nicholas, Frank W.
The background to Charles Darwin's little-known visit to Australia, and the account of his experiences while here, provide some invaluable historical material for teaching evolution, geology, meteorology, and the determination of longitude. Indeed, by using his Australian experiences as a foundation, it is possible to explain the theory of evolution in a much more constructive manner than is usually the case. A day-trip to the Blue Mountains provides the opportunity for students to retrace Darwin's footsteps and to learn much about geology and the development of Darwin's ideas. (Contains 13 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia