Darwin vs God? Did the Origin of Species cause a clash between church and science?On 12 February 1809, Charles Darwin, the bearded Victorian sage on the ten pound note, was born. Many people believe he was the man who discovered we come from monkeys. Yet he did no such thing. Writers before Darwin had made connections between humans and apes and monkeys because of our obvious physical similarities. But the theory for which Darwin is so celebrated was not aimed particularly at human ancestry at all.
Queen Elizabeth I for KidsBiography Occupation: Queen of England Born: September 7, 1533 in Greenwich, England Died: March 24, 1603 in Richmond, England Best known for: Ruling England for 44 yearsBiography: Growing Up as a Princess Princess Elizabeth was born on September 7, 1533. Her father was Henry VIII, the King of England, and her mother was Queen Anne. She was heir to the throne of England. Queen Elizabeth by UnknownFamous Writers' Small Writing Sheds and Off-the-Grid HutsPrevious image Next image Roald Dahl's writing hut, The Gipsy House When I hear the phrase "writing hut" or "backyard shed" my imagination practically squeals with delight. A small, intimate space furnished with the essentials.
A Black History Internet Scavenger HuntSend students on a Black History scavenger hunt. Students can learn about famous black Americans while polishing their Internet surfing skills. Included: Four different "hunts" -- for students of all ages. Choose a Black History Internet Scavenger Hunt from the list below. Invite students to read the ten clues on the assigned page. Then students should read the ten Internet biographies listed at the bottom of each page.
ripper indexPart 2. Vocabulary Multi-choice quiz Part 3. The Suspects QCM: Who dunnit ?Biographies for kids: Inventors, World Leaders, Women, Civil RightsPick the person or subject below to view biography or list of biographies: Biographies Historical Biographies OtherFamous PianistsFamous GuitaristsFamous ViolinistsMuhammad AliLouis ArmstrongMichael JacksonHarry HoudiniElvis PresleyBabe RuthMark TwainFor more Biographies Sports Biographies Entertainment BiographiesBest Young Adult Novels, Best Teen Fiction, Top 100 Teen NovelsIt's almost a cliche at this point to say that teen fiction isn't just for teens anymore. Just last year, the Association of American Publishers ranked Children's/Young Adult books as the single fastest-growing publishing category. Which is why we were only a little surprised to see the tremendous response that came in for this summer's Best-Ever Teen Fiction poll. A whopping 75,220 of you voted for your favorite young adult novels, blasting past the total for last year's science fiction and fantasy poll at, dare we say it, warp speed.