OUTLINE OF UNIT 1 LESSON 3
For support in introducing outlining to students, please see the menu item
Note: This lesson uses an important event in history to illustrate some strategies used by scientists.
Hence, the text and the outline are atypically long.
• To provide the rationale for outlining (and to head off the question
"Why are we doing this"?), teachers might show the class the first 19 seconds
of my youtube video "Why Teach Outlining?" . Students should notice that
outlining is a powerful tool that will help them in every subject.
• For a shorter challenge, teachers might assign students to outline only
selected paragraphs of the lesson.
This lesson's outline
This is among the more content-heavy lessons. The text consumes approximately
1 2/3 pages, and the outline consumes 2 1/4 pages of regular-lined paper.
• If students are to complete this lesson and produce an outline outside of class, allow one
day for them to read the text and complete the review questions, and a second day to
produce their outline.
• On the due date, allow a few minutes for students to compare their attempt to the one that
you provide - and to respond to their questions.