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The Salem Witch Trials 1692

For Teachers 11th
Look at images depicting the Salem Witch Trials and read a few character descriptions. Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba are featured with the remaining slides being pictures. Show your history or English class this slide as you read...
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Salem Witch Trials

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the implications of the Salem Witch Trials. In this literature lesson, students read Arthur Miller's The Crucible and compare the witch trials to McCarthyism of the 1950's. Students rewrite scenes from the play using a...
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The Salem Witch Trails

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Describe the Salem Witch Trails in terms of the accusers and the accused. The colonial stage is set with background information, then a list of accusers and accused individuals is introduced. Learners will discover their causes and...
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Cold Case Files: Solving the Mystery of the Salem Witch Trials

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
The Salem Witch Trials provide a perfect opportunity to connect English language arts and US history classes. Here's a resource that provides a wealth of essential questions, activities, and materials. Class groups assume the role of...
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The Crucible

For Teachers 11th
Display information regarding Arthur Miller and some of his well-known plays. The majority of these slides give facts, biographical, and historical information; only one slide lists information on the Salem witch trials as they pertain...
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Which of You Is A Witch?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers gain comprehensive background knowledge of the Salem witch trials in preparation for reading Arthur Miller's The Crucible. They participate in a role-play activity designed to simulate a modern day witch-hunt.
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Salem Witch Trials

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Learners identify the causes of the Salem Witch Trials. In this United States history instructional activity, students complete a KWL chart and read a summary of the Salem Witch Trials. Learners discuss the reasons for the Salem Witch...
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English Settlements: Religious Diversity

For Teachers 10th - 12th
There is so much to know about early British colonists in the Americas. This resource describes the religious diversity and acts found among the first colonies in New England. Starting with an in-depth discussion on the Mayflower...
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Religious Intolerance and the Salem Witch Trials

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers describe the basic beliefs of the Puritan religion; identify the principle figures in the Salem Witch Trials;explain the events that led to the mass hysteria suffered by the town; analyze the First Amendment; and examine...
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The Salem Witchcraft Trials

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the Salem Witchcraft Trials and conduct a mock trial.
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The Crucible by Arthur Miller

For Teachers 11th
Examine the life of Arthur Miller and the characters in one of his well-known plays, The Crucible. The first few slides give background information on Miller as well as Senator McCarthy and the blacklisted celebrities during the...
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The Crucible by Arthur Miller

For Teachers 11th
Begin reading The Crucible and form a foundation for your study with this presentation. Arthur Miller and the historical background of McCarthyism are covered at the beginning, followed by short descriptions of all the characters in the...
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Understanding the Salem Witch Trials

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students describe some of the important elements of life in Puritan New England. They create a timeline of the events of the Salem Witch Trials. They work in groups to explore the concept of multiple interpretations of history.
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Privateering in Salem

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders describe the purpose of Salem privateers during the War of 1812. In this privateering lesson, 5th graders use primary documents to explore the role of the Salem privateers and how their actions affected the outcome of the...
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The Breaking of Charity

For Teachers 11th
The danger of mob mentality is on display in The Crucible by Arthur Miller. Get your class thinking with some challenging quickwrite questions, then assign characters from the play to be read aloud altogether. Links to worksheets for...
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The Quakers, the Dutch, and the Ladies

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Listen as this famed speaker argues why "the real story of history is about regular people trying to take care of their families" and "small-scale dramas," particularly in the case of colonial America. Topics covered include the shift...
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Salem Witch Trails/The Crucible Word Search

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this social studies worksheet, learners find the words in the word search related to the Salem Witch Trials and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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The Witchcraft of Salem Village

For Students 6th - 8th
In this social studies worksheet, students find the vocabulary terms related to Salem and the witch trials. The answers are found by clicking the button found at the bottom of the page.
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Salem Witch Trials

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine the Salem Witch Trials. They discover that differences should be celebrated and judgements should not be made on appearances alone. They use multiple sources to gather their information.
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A Leader of Salem: Nathaniel Bowditch

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the qualities of a leader.  In this American History lesson, 11th graders read the story of Nathaniel Bowditch and use it as a catalyst for discussions on leadership and the definition of a hero.  
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Old Salem Speech

For Teachers 4th
The focus of the lesson is rhythmic speech and 4/4 time. The topic of the lesson is trades common in Old Salem during the colonial period. Learners will practice keeping time with their voices and body percussion. They will then research...
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Who was affected by North American Colonization and How?

For Teachers 5th
Conduct research on various aspects of American Colonization and explore how different groups were affected, including those involved in the Salem Witch Trials. Your class will read books, write journals, participate in class discussion,...
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The Dancing Plague of 1518

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
Impossible as it may seem there really was a dancing plague in 1518. A reading of an article about this bizarre occurrence is sure to launch a lively discussion of conformity.
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Of Fungus and Witches

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students identify the distinguishing features of fungi, observe samples of fungi and work in groups to research and present a report on a particular type of fungus. They examine the possible role of fungi in the Salem Witch Trials.

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