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Scopes Trial: CA

    Historical Analysis Skills:
  • Students interpret past events and issues within the context in which an event unfolded rather than solely in terms of present day norms and values.
  • Students show the connections, causal and otherwise, between particular historical events, and larger social, economic, and political trends and developments.
    US History, (Grade 11):
  • Students analyze the role religion played in the founding of America, its lasting moral, social, and political impacts, and issues regarding religious liberty.
    1. Describe the contributions of various religious groups to American civic principles and social reform movements (e.g., civil and human rights, individual responsibility and the work ethic, antimonarchy and self-rule, worker protection, family-centered communities).
    2. Describe the principles of religious liberty found in the Establishment and Free Exercise clauses of the First Amendment, including the debate on the issue of separation of church and state.
  • Students analyze the major political, social, economic, technological, and cultural developments of the 1920s.
    1. Discuss the policies of Presidents Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover.
    2. Examine the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution and the Volstead Act (Prohibition).
    3. Trace the growth and effects of radio and movies and their role in the worldwide diffusion of popular culture.