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The Scopes 'Monkey' Trial

The Divided States of America

Divisions between science and religion, and conservatism and progressivism, have been present in American society since the 19th century. This video explores the conflict between religious beliefs and scientific theory through the case of the 1925 Scopes trial, touching on Darwin’s theory of evolution, the rise of fundamentalism and the continued debate around the teaching of evolution in the classroom. Informative and evocative viewing for senior secondary history students.

Rating: E
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 7 min
Series: The Divided States of America
Printable Resources: Yes

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