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1920s Scopes Trial Paired Primary Source & Extended Writing

1920s Scopes Trial Paired Primary Source & Extended Writing
1920s Scopes Trial Paired Primary Source & Extended Writing
1920s Scopes Trial Paired Primary Source & Extended Writing
1920s Scopes Trial Paired Primary Source & Extended Writing
1920s Scopes Trial Paired Primary Source & Extended Writing
1920s Scopes Trial Paired Primary Source & Extended Writing
1920s Scopes Trial Paired Primary Source & Extended Writing
1920s Scopes Trial Paired Primary Source & Extended Writing
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Common Core Standards
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Strengthen students' skills in analyzing two opposing points of view from the Scopes "Monkey" trial and playing them against each other in a text-driven, evidence-based extended writing sample.

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Greatness is respecting another's values even if they are different from your own.

The Scopes trial captivated the entire United States for the summer of 1925, pitting society-wide “old-fashion” religion against “moral-less” science, rural against urban, the past against the future.

Challenge your students with this plug-and-play lesson to explore the compelling arguments of two of America’s top lawyers, Dudley Malone and William Jennings Bryan, that catapulted a little infraction by school teacher John T. Scopes into the trial of the decade.

So strong a statement of his commitment, Bryan’s speech actually becomes his last, as he died just days after the case.

Are your students willing to hold their values so highly that they go to the grave with them?

Included in this lesson
- Detailed lesson plans, with bell-ringer and exit ticket ideas, and differentiation ideas
- 1-page definition sheet for the term “fundamentalism”
- 4-page signage for a Four Corners anticipatory activity
- 2-page document & writing sheet
- 1-page writing template handout
- 1-page answer key
- 1-page rubric slips, 6-12 CCSS aligned
- BONUS 1-page Skill Sheet: Annotating a Text

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Want more Two Document Extended Writing to round out your units?
Gilded Age: debate if Carnegie’s gospel of wealth makes society better.
Civil Rights: compare Du Bois & Washington arguments for the same goal- equality.
Great Depression: consider Hoover’s commitment to small government, despite the swelling desperation.
Great Depression: layer Woody Guthrie’s critique on long-standing beliefs of patriotism.
FREE World War II: explore the moving ideas of the Four Freedoms that brought the US closer to war.
1960s Cold War: compare Kennedy's and Johnson's views of American citizenship during the turbulent 60s.
Total Pages
14 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 hours
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