Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: The History of the Flat Earth Movement

The Flat Earth Theory

Daily Beast journalist Kelly Weil discussed what the Flat Earth theory is and the history of the movement. She was interviewed by Reason Magazine books editor and author Jesse Walker.

Description

Daily Beast journalist Kelly Weill reported on the rise of the Flat Earth movement. She was interviewed by Reason Magazine books editor and author Jesse Walker.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • CLIP 1: What did Kelly Weill start "noticing" in 2017? What did she discover?
  • CIIP 1: Based on the clip, what is the Flat Earth theory?
  • CLIP 1: According to Weill, when and where was Flat Earthism born?
  • CLIP 2: Summarize what Weill says about the "rise and fall of Flat Earthism" in Zion, Illinois.
  • CLIP 2: What happened in 1919 in Zion, Illinois?
  • CLIP 2: How is Zion's Flat Earth history viewed today?
  • CLIP 2: What other example of a powerful Flat Earther does Weill describe?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Christopher Columbus
    • Commune
    • Cult
    • Depose
    • Extremist
    • Ferdinand Magellan
    • Flat Earth Society
    • Flat Earth Theory
    • Fundamentalist
    • Natural Sciences
    • Philosopher
    • Republic
    • Socialist
    • Theory Of Evolution

    Topics

    Science & TechnologyState HistoryU.S. HistoryWorld History

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity