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Teachers' Domain; Judgment Day: Intelligent Design On Trial


Final videos archived for 2 collections: Collection 1: Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial Assets: 1. Transitional Tetrapod Fossil / evol07_vid_fossilev 2. Human Chromosome 2 / evol07_vid_genconnect Collection 2: Infectious Diseases Dengue Assets: 1. Dengue Virus Visualization / den08_vid_dengue

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Teachers' Domain
Judgment Day: Intelligent Design On Trial
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Teachers' Domain is committed to providing teachers with a variety of professional development opportunities which are rigorous, inquiry-driven, and rooted in innovative classroom practices. Teachers’ Domain currently offers facilitated online courses, which can be customized and licensed by schools, districts, or states.

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In December 2004, a group of parents from Dover, Pennsylvania, filed suit in federal court against a policy instituted by the town's school board. Months earlier, the board had required high school biology teachers to read a statement to their classes that presented intelligent design, as explained in the textbook Of Pandas and People, as an alternative scientific theory to evolution. The parents, joined by a group of Dover High School science teachers, sought to prove that the intention behind the board's policy—to reject evolution and advance a religious agenda—was unconstitutional. The media resources and lesson plan, based on the NOVA program, "Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial", address some common misperceptions concerning the very meaning of "theory" in science and feature compelling evidence in support of evolution.

Assets under this title include those for the Teachers' Domain course: Teaching Evolution in 21st Century America and Teachers' Domain College Edition, Health Science: Genetic and Infectious Disease.



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Chicago: “Teachers' Domain; Judgment Day: Intelligent Design On Trial,” 04/15/2008, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_70B867C01A22413CA95BD6FB3070A4C4.
MLA: “Teachers' Domain; Judgment Day: Intelligent Design On Trial.” 04/15/2008. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_70B867C01A22413CA95BD6FB3070A4C4>.
APA: Teachers' Domain; Judgment Day: Intelligent Design On Trial. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_70B867C01A22413CA95BD6FB3070A4C4
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