Warning: The website is not able to handle more than 15 connections at a time. Please do not have groups larger than 15 submit content at one time.

If you would like to help improve the site, please send an email to webmaster@chnm.gmu.edu with the number of connections, browser type and version, OS type and version, and the exact URL you were trying to access when the issue began.

DIRECTIONS: Read the assignment prompt. Use the material in the right pane to review the sources and your answers from the Inquiry page, by selecting a source and then using the tabs. Compose your answer in the box on the left. Use the email form to send your answer to your instructor.

ASSIGNMENT: The Scopes trial is most commonly remembered as a dramatic clash between those who believed in evolution and those who believed that God created the world in seven days. However, the controversy surrounding the Scopes trial was, in fact, more complicated. How was the controversy surrounding the Scopes trial more complicated than a simple debate between evolutionists and creationists?

COMPOSE ESSAY ANSWER:

REVIEW THE NOTEBOOK:

Vocabulary

These definitions should help with reading comprehension.

  • antipathy: hostility, anger

Historian Think Aloud

Listen to Professor Joy Williamson read Olasky and Perry's account of the press coverage of the Scopes trial.

Download Quicktime

Using the Think Aloud

Listen to educator Sam Wineburg explain how to use the Think Aloud in analyzing the document.

Download Quicktime

Please log in to use the notebook

Create new account