Daily Lessons for Teaching Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion

Edward Larson
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Lesson 1 (from Introduction)

Objective

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.

Lesson

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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