This is a continuation of my other 1920's debate lesson plans.
Should evolution continue to be taught in public schools? This is a controversial lesson all done for you! Have students debate with their tables and decide for themselves if evolution or creationism should be taught in schools. This lesson has students read multiple sources on the Scope's Monkey Trial as well as learn the definition of "theory" used in science class by the National Academy of Sciences and Institute of Medicine. We must teach this controversial topic, if you feel hesitant about it, use this product and have the sources teach the students for you!
As history educators it's important we teach students how to argue their views with evidence in a civil and respectful manner. This is a perfect one day activity to help students practice debating their beliefs with evidence. If you like using primary and secondary source documents instead of a textbook please check out my other resources. Also, if you like collaborative learning activities my page if full of them.