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This assignment contains 6 separate primary sources covering the Scopes Trial.
The sources includes;
(1.) Excerpt from widely-used biology textbook. A Civic Biology, written in 1914
(2.) Mrs. Jesse Sparks, letter to the editor, July 3, 1925.
(3.) “Another Pied Piper,” was an editorial cartoon by E.J Pace. 1925
(4.) Dudley Field Malone’s speech on the fourth day of the Scopes trial, July 15, 1925.
(5.) Excerpt from John Roach Straton’s article “The Most Sinister Movement in the United States.”
(6.) “Cranks and Freaks Flock to Dayton,” New York Times, July 11th, 1925.
Each document has 1-4 questions each to help students analyze the sources and understand the time period. (Total Questions 23.)
Finally a short writing prompt exists at the end of the activity directing students to; Short Write: Write a thesis, drawing conclusions from the sources above, regarding geographical location and religious beliefs.
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