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The Scopes Trial: Who Decides What Gets Taught in the Classroom?


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One of the most famous trials in American history took place in a small town in Tennessee in 1925. On trial was a high-school teacher, John Scopes. The charge against him: teaching evolution.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 8 to 12

    Topics: History-Social Science, American Democracy, Civics

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    • Teacher Materials

    Tool for: Teachers

    Beneficiary: Teachers