As we begin Challenge B with the study of Origins, and Defeating Darwinism, I am positive that one of the areas my students will struggle will be in summarizing the chapters of the book. The text can be wordy and a bit complicated and thought-provoking even for adults, so I’m sure there will be places our kids will get a bit tangled up – and summarizing a jumbled up thought will be difficult on a good day.
In an attempt to aid parents and tutors in surviving the summarizing of Defeating Darwinism, I am creating outlines for the chapters, which guide students in summarizing in their own words, but through questions that help them understand what it means to ‘summarize.’
Please feel free to download and use these summaries however you see fit.
I actually summarized the entire first chapter for my students and handed it out to them on the first day. We read through the chapter together and discussed how the points in the book were summarized on the page. My plan is to gently wean my students off of needing a template to summarize and to lead them towards formal outlining – but I’m working a week at a time, so we will see where it leads!
Best of luck as you tackle this big piece of literature. If you have suggestions or comments, please enter them below.
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Defeating Darwinism Chapter 1 (completed)
Defeating Darwinism Chapter 1 blank (empty for students to fill in)