Voyage of the Beagle on Second Life, K-12
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection and the 200 anniversary of his birth, the University of Cincinnati has recreated the Galapagos Islands in Second Life. The project is part of the university’s 2009 Darwin Sesquicentennial Celebration. Students or teachers with Second Life avatars will be able to retrace Darwin’s steps — from his 1832 journey to South America aboard the Beagle to his tours of the islands — with the help of a wind-surfing tour guide. Archived audio and video clips, as well as live events, will be available in the Darwin Celebration Theater and Gallery. Second Life ® is a 3-D virtual world created by its Residents. Open to the public in 2003, it is inhabited by millions of Residents from around the globe.

Heartland has some rich instructional materials about Darwin. Click here and enter keyword such as Darwin, natural selection, Galapagos, etc.

If you go to Com Cat, you can search the online databases simultaneously for information on Darwin. You can also limit results in many of the databases by Lexile reading level or by grade level.