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 major political, social, economic, technological, and cultural developments of the 1920s.
- Students analyze the role religion played in the founding of America, its lasting moral, social, and political impacts, and issues regarding religious liberty.
- 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).
- 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.
- Discuss the policies of Presidents Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover.
- Examine the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution and the Volstead Act (Prohibition).
- Trace the growth and effects of radio and movies and their role in the worldwide diffusion of popular culture.