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In the biology stage 6 syllabus students study Darwin in the topic: Blueprint of life. This site provides excellent information that allows students to examine the correspondence of Charles Darwin and describes his life and his work and how he became the famous scientist he is today. It provides background information, resources for students and teachers and links to other sites. Letters and historical information are grouped into the topics of Darwin and science, religion, ecology, gender and geology. Transcripts of letters show the processes undertaken by Darwin as he developed the theory of evolution, and the extensive range of contacts he used to discuss his ideas. This is an excellent resource for those wishing to do an in-depth study of Charles Darwin. It is an invaluable source of information, not only about his intellectual development and social network, but about Victorian science and society in general. It gives students a greater understanding about the basics of the evolutionary theory, and the research of Darwin.
Teachers can give students this site to make a porfolio on the life of Darwin as a research task or an external assignment.