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Think of this wiki as a shared online whiteboard. Our entire class can share information using this wiki, making your research accessible to everyone. In the past, your teacher has probably given you all the background information needed to understand a text as well as handed you a study guide to answer questions related to your reading. However, now you are going to be in-charge of your learning as well as the learning of your classmates. Remember, this is NOT education as usual.


Part One:

You will be put into groups researching background information about the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925. After you have collected your research, you will be responsible for teaching the rest of the class what you have learned.


The background groups are:

  • Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925
  • Charles Darwin and Evolution
  • Creationism
  • William Jennings Bryan
  • Clarence Darrow
  • H.L. Mencken
  • John Scopes
  • Butler Act


Part Two:

Instead of the teacher creating a study guide of questions I determine to be important and for you to fill out, we are going to create a class study guide for Inherit the Wind. We will focus on a different level of questioning for each act and scene so it is important that you ask good, thoughtful, and appropriate questions as we are reading. After we have finished a particular act, we will decide on our best questions and add those to our wiki to review. The breakdown for questions will be:

Act 1.1- level one questions

Act 1.2- level one questions

Act 2.1- level two questions

Act 2.2- level two questions

Act 3.0- level three questions


In order to write good questions, make sure to reference your handout about annotating text and asking thought provoking questions.


Part Three:

With each scene, we will create a list of vocabulary words that we would like to further explore. We will define these at the end of each scene, find synonyms, and write sentences using the words in their proper context in order to expand our writing vocabulary. At the end of the act, we will pick our top 10 vocabulary words to study and practice. These words will be part of the final assessment for our unit on Inherit the Wind.

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