Good morning, children!
Today we are thinking about the evolution of man: this is a very controversial idea as it suggests that we are descended from apes and some people, particularly religious thinkers, do not believe that this is true. When the idea was first introduced by Charles Darwin, people thought it was shocking or hilarious ... or both! Do you remember the picture I showed you of Darwin depicted as an ape which appeared as a cartoon in a popular newspaper? This is what is called satire which means that ideas are laughed at and made to look ridiculous. (I will attach it for you to look at.)
Watch the video of Darwin and Wallace and then look at the different species of man through millions of years on the sheets I have attached. Look at the names of these species and think about how they are different to modern man (homo sapiens). The sheets which show the faces and skulls of human species are drawn on an evolution map. You will see that there are some question marks along some of the lines; this is where scientists think that they have more human species to discover and is often referred to as the missing link (imagine a chain).
I am not expecting you to produce any written work today but there is a wordsearch to do if you would like to.
I hope you find this work interesting - I certainly did!