Beth Holland

Food for thought…

7th Grade – Media Project Part 2

What happened in the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925? What role did the media play? (Hint: what type of media was even present?) What role would modern media play?

This website, from the University of Missouri, has a good summary of what happened during the trial.

Now, take a look at how the debate still rages on in schools today. Have one person in your group read each article. This will give you a broad set of knowledge.

  1. New York Times – Evolution’s Backers in Kansas Start Counter Attack
  2. The Dallas Observer – the battle against teaching evolution begins in Texas
  3. Tampa Bay Observer – the battle against evolution advances in Tampa, Florida

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