Teaching Materials

A variety of materials to teach children about Wallace's life and work

1) A 30 minute educational film "The Origin of Species: The Making of a Theory" which explains how Wallace and Darwin came to independently discover natural selection: http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/origin-species-making-theory It is accompanied by a variety of excellent classroom resources, including one called "Discovering the Wallace Line": click HERE

2) This excellent 8 minute animated film gives a nice summary of Wallace's life story: http://videowest.kuer.org/arwallace/

3) A nice teaching resource about Wallace's life and work - click HERE

4) "Alfred Russel Wallace & the Origin of New Species" teaching notes: http://www1.umn.edu/ships/modules/biol/Wallace-teaching-notes.pdf

5) "Alfred Russel Wallace: Adversity and Perseverance": http://science-stories.org/subject/biological-sciences/wallace/

6) A teaching resource about Wallace's eclipse by Darwin: http://theday.co.uk/science/forgotten-father-of-evolution-honoured-at-last

7) "Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace" an excellent book in the Collins Big Cat guided reading series for ages 4–11 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Collins-Big-Cat-Charles-Wallace/dp/0007530145

8) "Fast Facts" about Wallace from the Linnean Society of London - click HERE for a pdf

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith