Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Famous Teachers) for Tuesday, May 9, 2017:
W.J. Bryan gave the keynote speech at this man’s high school graduation in 1919; 6 years later their paths would cross again
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Eduardo Sevilla, an 8th through 12th grade math teacher from Vienna, Virginia
||Mary Parker, a high school French and English teacher from Rogers, Arkansas
||Sara Holub, a high school choir teacher from Green Bay, Wisconsin
Who is John Scopes?
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In 1925, John Scopes had recently been hired as the head football coach and subsitute teacher at Rhea County High School in Dayton, Tennessee, when the American Civil Liberties Union announced that it would file a test case to challenge the constitutionality of Tennessee’s Butler Act, which prohibited the teaching of evolution, provided they could find a Tennessee teacher willing to act as defendant. Scopes became that teacher. The prosecution team included William Jennings Bryan, who had given the aforementioned commencement address in 1919.
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