Lesson 1 (from Introduction)
Over the next thirty days, students will be studying The Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion. The objective of this lesson is to stimulate student interest in studying Edward J. Larson's book.
1) Research Project: To promote interest and provide a foundation for the next 30 days, have class members research Edward J. Larson, author of Summer for the Gods. They are to take a look at what influences his topic preferences, what life experiences are likely to have an impact on the author's writing, and other aspects. They will also read a short synopsis of the book that the next 30 lessons will focus on. Have some volunteers discuss their findings with the class.
2) Class Discussion: Have students answer the following questions and discuss as a class: (1) Edward J. Larson is known for what types of works? (2) What...
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