Friday, December 30, 2011

Website Spotlight: Monkey Trial


Website URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

Courthouse tour
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial/sfeature/sf_courthouse.html

Monkey music [Listen to each of the 6 songs]
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial/sfeature/sf_music.html

Timeline
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial/timeline/index.html

Cartoons [View each of the 6 cartoons]
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial/gallery/index.html

William Jennings Bryan
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial/peopleevents/p_bryan.html

Clarence Darrow
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial/peopleevents/p_darrow.html

John Scopes
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial/peopleevents/p_scopes.html

The Drugstore in America
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial/peopleevents/e_drugstore.html

The Social Gospel and Fundamentalism
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial/peopleevents/e_gospel.html

The Radio Broadcast of the Trial
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial/peopleevents/e_wgn.html

The Jazz Age
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial/peopleevents/e_jazzage.html

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/The+1920s

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT

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