History of Evolutionary Thought Matching Game

Going through all the important figures who intellectually contributed to Darwin’s development of evolutionary theory is topic that can get really dry in the classroom. As a way to make it a little more fun, I decided to put this lesson into a matching game format. The file below has the historical person’s name, a brief description of their contribution, and a picture. I have my students match names to contributions first, and if I am feeling feisty (which I often am), I challenge them to match the correct picture to the name and contribution. As we go through each answer, I provide more information and greater context for each person, hopefully building the narrative of the different influences on Darwin’s thinking.

As always, please do not alter my files, make a copy to use as you wish.

Matching Game for Students

Answers to Matching Game