On this November morning we walked into Smith’s class and retrieved our laptops. Then when the bell rang Smith walked in the door and enthusiastically said, “Hello everybody!” Smith then told us all of our homework for Monday, which was our vocabulary card for the word benefactor, “This I Believe Essay”, and the Scopes Monkey Trial presentation which is due on Thursday. The class period was focused on the Scopes Monkey Trial and we used the class period to work on our presentation for the Scopes monkey Trial. We will be in groups and will choose one of these categories to present on: Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925, H L Mencken, William Jennings Bryan, Clarence Darrow, Charles Darwin, John Scopes, evolution vs. creationism: what can be taught? For the presentation power point is not allowed so prezi.com is a tool that is good for making your presentation interesting, also use Glogster.com or Tagxedo.com. Wordle.net is also a good resource to make your presentation interesting and good. The presentation needs to include all of the points below and for bonus points exceed the expectation.
1. Provide sufficient background and detail.
2. Everyone in your group needs to present.
3. Good presentation strategies.
4. Teach do not lecture, it needs to be interesting.
5. Document resources. (Works Cited) Go to easybib.com
For easybib.com copy the url address go back to easy and choose what you are citing and then figure out when the article was published, then hit create citation. Then save as a word document and then you can post or print for your presentation. Then we got together in our groups and worked on the Scopes Monkey Trial presentation for the rest of the class.