Challenge B – Origins

Defeating DarwinismAs 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.

~ Amy


 Click on the section you wish to download. It should automatically begin.

Defeating Darwinism Chapter 1 (completed)

Defeating Darwinism Chapter 1 blank (empty for students to fill in)

Defeating Darwinism Chapter 2

Summarization Options and Tips

Defeating Darwinism Chapter 3

Defeating Darwinism Chapter 4

Defeating Darwinism Chapter 5

Defeating Darwinism Chapter 6

Defeating Darwinism Chapter 7

Defeating Darwinism Chapter 8

43 comments on Challenge B – Origins

  1. Kumkum Bhagya
    June 5, 2017 at 8:10 am (2 months ago)

    I’ haven’t tried Chapter 3 yet :)

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  2. Lori Snell
    May 12, 2017 at 4:47 pm (2 months ago)

    My daughter found this tool to be one of the most valuable resources for her Challenge B year. We are grateful!

    Reply
  3. Shari
    March 21, 2017 at 5:15 pm (4 months ago)

    What a blessing! I am going to be a Challenge B tutor for the first time in the fall. So grateful you have this available!

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  4. shannon
    January 16, 2017 at 4:31 pm (6 months ago)

    thank you so much for this!!!! so helpful!!! this book is hard to understand and breaking it down to understand the outline is awesome! thank you!

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  5. Colleen
    January 8, 2017 at 12:49 am (7 months ago)

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for this very helpful & timely resource!

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  6. B Custer
    January 6, 2017 at 7:13 pm (7 months ago)

    I just cannot thank you enough for these! I was at a loss on how my son would make it through this book, when the clouds parted and I found this on Pinterest!! We’re saved!!
    Thank you, thank you!

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  7. Karolyn Shadrick
    November 22, 2016 at 4:31 pm (8 months ago)

    Thank you for sharing these!

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  8. Hope
    March 18, 2016 at 11:19 am (1 year ago)

    Thank you so much for these. They were a GREAT idea.

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  9. Dima Mixon
    March 14, 2016 at 9:58 am (1 year ago)

    Hello, thank you so much for these! I am a challenge B student in the south region and My teacher really spoke high of these I tried it out and now I am feeling confident about my test on Monday next week. THANK YOU

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  10. Charry
    March 2, 2016 at 9:50 am (1 year ago)

    This has been great for our family. By chance, do you have the rest of the chapters completed? I have a child that would benefit greatly from reviewing those too. We have completed each weeks’ chapter, but I thought it would help him see other outlines. Our Defeating Darwinism test is this week.

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  11. Michelle
    January 19, 2016 at 5:14 pm (2 years ago)

    Hello! My Ch. B kiddo is just starting the outline processes, and someone posted a link to you on the CC facebook page. Thank you for sharing your hard work with us. It’s a huge blessing! :)

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    • amygarwood
      February 22, 2016 at 10:55 am (1 year ago)

      I’m so glad! Thanks for visiting :)

      Reply
  12. terricbmartinsville
    January 7, 2016 at 3:34 pm (2 years ago)

    Bless you!!!! These outlines will help both my students and me! I am a first-year tutor, and I am struggling to stay afloat with ALL of the prep I have to do every week for the six seminars. These outlines are such a blessing!!!

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  13. Selena Campbell
    June 3, 2015 at 10:37 am (2 years ago)

    Hi Amy,

    As a first time CC parent with two children starting Foundations/Essentials and one starting Challenge B, I feel overwhelmed with all the info I’m seeing. Your blog posts have been very helpful to me, and I look forward to learning more from you.

    Obviously you are way more organized than I am! I am so thankful that you are sharing your gifts with others. May God richly bless you for the time you give!

    Warmly,
    Selena

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  14. Karen
    March 16, 2015 at 9:08 am (2 years ago)

    This has been great for our family. By chance, do you have the rest of the chapters completed? I have a child that would benefit greatly from reviewing those too. We have completed each weeks’ chapter, but I thought it would help him see other outlines. Our Defeating Darwinism test is this week.

    Reply
  15. Portia Bergman
    February 27, 2015 at 10:47 am (2 years ago)

    Thank you hugely for making these freely available! What a treasure to share your gift with all of us.

    I have printed your sheets to use with my CB son who needs this view of structure to make the mental connection/model to his future studies.

    Reply
  16. Anne
    February 10, 2015 at 8:41 am (2 years ago)

    What an answer to my prayers, thank you. We have been struggling and I think this will help him. God bless.

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    • amygarwood
      February 12, 2015 at 6:41 pm (2 years ago)

      Wonderful :) I’m glad to hear they are helpful. Makes the work so worth it!

      Reply
  17. Mary
    February 6, 2015 at 11:54 am (2 years ago)

    we’re continuing to use these — they are very helpful!

    Reply
  18. Anita Saxton
    February 4, 2015 at 1:15 pm (2 years ago)

    I just heard about your outline to the Challenge B Darwinism book. I think is so cool and a big help to our kids. I am anxiously waiting for chapter 5 to be posted on your page. :)

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    • amygarwood
      February 6, 2015 at 12:05 am (2 years ago)

      5 is up :) Glad they are helping out!

      Reply
  19. Cynthia
    January 23, 2015 at 1:53 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you! What a blessing that you have shared this with others. My son and I are both appreciative of the time you have taken to put these together.

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    • amygarwood
      January 30, 2015 at 10:46 pm (2 years ago)

      You are welcome :) I’m glad you’ve found them helpful, and I’m happy to provide them.

      Reply
  20. erika
    January 22, 2015 at 9:48 pm (3 years ago)

    A real lifesaver! I am such a visual learner and this has been so helpful. Thank you!

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    • amygarwood
      January 23, 2015 at 7:42 am (3 years ago)

      You are welcome :) I’m glad they’ve been helpful!

      Reply
  21. Gwen
    January 22, 2015 at 7:23 pm (3 years ago)

    These aren’t actually in an outline form. My son’s tutor really wants them to follow a formal outline but we are having trouble doing this with some of the chapters as they lend themselves to summary better. Any suggestions?

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    • amygarwood
      January 23, 2015 at 7:45 am (3 years ago)

      I know the assignment is to ‘outline’ but the students can’t outline if they can’t summarize. They have to be able to do that first or they won’t be able to ‘visual’ the bullet points as they read. So this is where I chose to begin. In the next 5 chapters, I would like to move towards outlining more formally, but right now, this is where my daughter (and based on the comments – a LOT of other
      kids) is. A quick google search of ‘formal editing’ will provide a lot of help if you need it though :)

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  22. Allison
    January 22, 2015 at 5:26 pm (3 years ago)

    Thanks! I just printed it. I cannot tell you what a life saver this has been. You all must be a week ahead of us. ☺️

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    • amygarwood
      January 23, 2015 at 7:45 am (3 years ago)

      Hi Allison – I’m so glad these have helped :)

      Reply
  23. Julie
    January 21, 2015 at 7:17 pm (3 years ago)

    These were great for my class of boys! Did you do one for Chapter 3 yet?

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    • amygarwood
      January 22, 2015 at 8:46 am (3 years ago)

      It’s up! I’m hoping to have 4 up by the weekend. So much to do, so little time! Thanks for coming by.

      Reply
  24. Tonya
    January 19, 2015 at 2:13 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you for this!! We are already behind due my surgery and I wasn’t really sure what to look at for this with my ‘doesn’t quite pay attention in tutor class as well as I would like him to’ son. What a blessing.

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    • amygarwood
      January 22, 2015 at 8:46 am (3 years ago)

      I’m glad they will be helpful! Thanks for coming by :)

      Reply
  25. Allison
    January 16, 2015 at 8:09 am (3 years ago)

    Thanks so much. We were getting bogged down with the outline and missing some of the wonderful points in the first chapter. I hope you continue this. I just printed chapter two.

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    • amygarwood
      January 16, 2015 at 11:13 am (3 years ago)

      I’ll try to get Chapter 3 up asap :)

      Reply
  26. Karla
    January 15, 2015 at 6:17 pm (3 years ago)

    These are great! Are the other chapters coming soon?

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    • amygarwood
      January 15, 2015 at 6:56 pm (3 years ago)

      I’ll try to get ahead a little, but I’m currently working week to week with my Challenge B kids. So yes, I’ll keep posted when I have them done :)

      Reply
  27. Mary
    January 15, 2015 at 2:50 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi Amy! It’s so great that you have created these! I know some kids in our Challenge B group (including the child of the commenter above!) will be using these. Thank you so so much!

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    • amygarwood
      January 15, 2015 at 3:09 pm (3 years ago)

      No problem :)

      Reply
  28. Amanda ONB
    January 15, 2015 at 2:42 pm (3 years ago)

    Wonderful outlines! I have been searching for this online all afternoon. Thank you so much for making and sharing these!

    Reply
    • amygarwood
      January 15, 2015 at 3:09 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Amanda, thanks for dropping in, and I’m really glad these will help you out!

      Reply
  29. Stephanie
    January 15, 2015 at 12:48 pm (3 years ago)

    Thanks for creating these :o)

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    • amygarwood
      January 15, 2015 at 10:22 pm (3 years ago)

      You’re welcome :)

      Reply

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