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Last updated 28 November 2012, created 26 June 2011, viewed 1,911
Suitable for teaching Problems and Challenges module of WJEC Specification A in History.
Powerpoint explains religious fundamentalism and the Monkey Trial.
Links are to files on youtube of Louis Theroux's documentary on the Phelps family (to help explain the concept of fundamentalism) and More…to Sister Aimee McPherson talking about prohibition.
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A very good powerpoint, the videos are especially useful and certainly grab the attention of the class and get them discussing issues surrounding religious fundamentalism. However I think there is a mistake - Slide 9 says that Creationism was banned, when that is what the Bible Belt states wanted to teach. Surely it was Evolutionism that was banned?
This is a detailed view of religious fundamentalism and the monkey Trial. There are a number of interesting images to spark the pupils' imagination and a variety of tasks including starter and plenary. The clips are interesting and sure to get a reaction but must be downloaded in advance if your school filters Youtube!
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