February 2017 09

  • Thursday
    7:00 PM
    ‘From the Scopes Trial of 1925 to Battles over Intelligent Design’
    ‘From the Scopes Trial of 1925 to Battles over Intelligent Design’

    The Department of Educational Studies welcomes New York University professor James W. Fraser presenting “From the Scopes Trial of 1925 to Battles Over Intelligent Design: Ninety Years of Unresolved Efforts to Come to Terms with Teaching Evolution in Schools.”

    Fraser’s teaching and research is motivated by his concern with the challenges facing future social studies and history teachers who must find ways of engaging students with American and world history. His most recent book, “By the People: A History of the United States” is designed to help make US History courses more lively, with a focus on the agency of everyday Americans of many different communities, times, and places. Fraser’s work also reflects his concern with complex debates about the place of religion in public schools, especially in the United States, but also internationally. He has written, taught, and consulted about the state of teacher education in the United States and elsewhere, and also written and spoken about the future of the history of education as an academic field of study.

    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Lecture Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Department of Educational Studies
    Price/Tickets: FREE
    Event Contact: Karen Graves, 740-587-6680