This Life Science: Origins & Scientific Theory contains materials for use with Evolution: The Grand Experiment Vol. 1 and Living Fossils.
Weekly Lesson Schedule
Alternate Sectional & Final Exams
Alternate Exams & Answer Key
Course Description: Upon completion of this course, students will have a thorough understanding of the theory of evolution and its limits. Students will develop scientific critical thinking skills through careful analysis of evidence and comparing the merits of different theories. Students will study paleontology, biology, and geology as they relate to the study of origins through an exploration of living fossils.
Step 1: Teacher leads Discussion Questions
Step 2: Student watches DVD (if applicable)
Step 3: Student reads chapter
Step 4: Student is given and completes Chapter Objectives after reading the chapter
Step 5: Teacher administers Chapter Test
Step 6: Teacher administers Sectional Exams where indicated
Step 7: Teacher administers Comprehensive Final Exams where indicated
Lesson Scheduling: Space is given for assignment dates. There is flexibility in scheduling. For example, the parent may opt for a M–W schedule rather than a M, W, F schedule. Each week listed has five days but due to vacations the school work week may not be M–F. Please adapt the days to your school schedule. As the student completes each assignment, he/she should put an “X” in the box. Test grades should also be recorded in the lesson plan where indicated.
How to use this lesson planner
This course is intended to help a student assess information about evolution and creation, and based on the information provided for each, form his or her own understanding of this issue. The author spent 30 years in a challenge to prove evolution, yet the more he learned, the more the truth of God’s Word became apparent in the evidence and interviews he found while travelling the world speaking to scholars, museum officials, and viewing artifacts.
While originally designed for classroom use, this course represents substantial value and flexibility for those who choose to home educate. The content and organization of the teacher manual, means that this course can be used by more than one student at a time, or even multiple times for a single student without reusing course testing materials.
Chapter Objectives: These are presented in a way that is perfect for students to answer in a notebook – having students copy the question and then answer in the notebook is even more helpful by putting the question and answer in proximity and context. These notes in combination with the chapter tests are excellent resources for preparing for sectional tests (if given) or a final exam at the end. Chapter objective can be shared with a student or students, and then kept in a binder for future use if needed. Students are also encouraged to keep these questions and answers for pre-test studying.
Chapter Exams: For each chapter, an A, B and C test is provided in the teacher’s manual. Here is how you can extend your use of this material:
Option 1: You can follow the instructions in the book which are designed for one student. Or you can modify one of the following options for your student, and still have enough course materials to use the course multiple times.
Option 2: You could have up to three students taking the course at the same time, with each student having different tests if you assign each Test A to one student, Test B to another, and Test C to a third. This insures each student has a different test and educators can better assess each student’s individual understanding of the material at each point. Alternate sectional and final exams are included in this manual for your convenience.
Option 3: Adjust the testing and materials to your educational program. For example, each chapter test could be used as additional worksheet material for one or more students, with only the included sectional exams to be administered.
Or even just use a final exam for testing comprehension of material if you wish to assign several essays, project, or a term paper based on individual questions of your choice from the exams and objectives or based on a chapter topic. This option would allow for additional writing and research opportunities and for some students, while engaging them more fully in comprehension and application of knowledge for this educational material.
Sectional Exams: If used for a single student, a combination of “B” tests from the teacher’s manual form the basis of a sectional exam. Alternate sectional exams are included in this package to give you added flexibility in using this course per your own educational program needs whether are teaching one or multiple students at one time, or for future use.
Final Exam: “C” tests form a 190 page final exam if you are using the book per its instructions. If you are choosing one of the alternate options discussed, you will find an alternate final exam in this packet for your convenience.
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