An illuminating guide to the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee play, this teacher favorite dramatizes the evolution-versus-creationism debate. It pits fundamentalist Matthew Harrison Brady against gifted orator Henry Drummond in the courtroom trial of a high school science teacher accused of teaching evolution. The townspeople in this play also dramatize what freedom of thought--as well as "the right to be wrong"--truly mean.
The Newbery Medal is awarded each year to the most distinguished contribution to children's literature published in the U.S. This CliffsNotes covers each of the 10 selections from the 1990s. From 1991's award winner Maniac Magee to 1999's Holes, this CliffsNotes provides background on the authors, summaries, character descriptions and character maps, plus class activities, and review exercises.