mardi 26 mars 2013

Terminale DNL topic #3 : The "Monkey Trial" of 1925

There you can find the next part of our lesson on religion and society in the USA.

- You have a selection of several extracts of M.L. King speech with biblical and God references.

- You also have the part 3 of the lesson on the Monkey Trial of 1925.

For next time you have to work on arguments of both sides :
- From Agnel to Mourgues, read the extracts and answer the question on slide #9
- From Petolat to the end, same job on slide #11

You also have to read the lesson on the trial and to check if everything is clear for you.
You can also try to understand and comment the cartoons on slide #3. It could be a kind of training for your exam ;)

PS. About the Gettysburg Address of Pdt Lincoln in 1863 
He started the speech with "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new natio, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Here, a score = 20 years. So 4 score and 7 years ago, from 1863 = 1776. Logic isn't it ?

In 1963, Martin L. King started his speech with "Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation"
Here,  5 score = 100 years = 1863 = emancipation proclamation and Lincoln Adress in Gettysburg...

Case made
A rare photo of the trial discovered in 2004: Darrows (standing, back) and Bryan sitting in face of him
debate about the Bible.
The trial has moved outside because of the crowd too large and the oppressive heat of the court.

2 commentaires:

  1. This is effectively true, if one score = 20 then the calculation is quite more understandable

  2. Of course, it's better like that ! I don't know why i told you in class that a score is a period of 25 years... Didn't match. Perhaps I must spend much more time on my lesson preparation than i do...