Persuasive speech
Posted: 10 July 2008 04:25 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I posted this before the forums crashed but i figured i’d repost to see if anyone else had any ideas

I am going to be doing a persuasive speech and i am thinking about doing Why we shouldn’t teach creationism in schools. I was wondering what books/ resources do you think would be the best to use?

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Posted: 10 July 2008 05:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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zntneo - 10 July 2008 04:25 AM

I was wondering what books/ resources do you think would be the best to use?

The resources on the NCSE website.

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Posted: 10 July 2008 08:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Here is the link to the A.U. brochure that was lost when the posts disappeared, in case you’d like to use it: A.U. Resources

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Posted: 10 July 2008 10:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Great Idea Z.  That should be controversial yet classroom appropriate.  Here are some links that should help:

National Center for Science Education - Eugenie Scott has done a lot for keeping Creationism out of classrooms
http://www.natcenscied.org/

The PBS show Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial - gives a great explanation of the arguments + some extra resources.  It would be helpful to lay out how many times this argument has shown up in history by other names.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/id/

The Flying Spaghetti Monster is a good way to interject humor (rhetoric) & nice to know it was started by a college student
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Spaghetti_Monster

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