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53 reviewed resources for salem witch trials

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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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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
Young scholars 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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Ugly History: Witch Hunts

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Guilty until proven innocent? A short video tackles the question of why witch hunts occur by examining the history of these purges and the tests used to identify those suspect of working with the devil.
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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 lesson, students complete a KWL chart and read a summary of the Salem Witch Trials. Learners discuss the reasons for the Salem Witch Trials and...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Religious Intolerance and the Salem Witch Trials

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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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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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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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Salem Witch Trails/The Crucible Word Search

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this social studies learning exercise, students 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 Witches: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Are witches like lions in sheep clothing? A boy and his grandmother in The Witches thinks so. They have even discovered the secret to recognizing these evil beings that disguise themselves as sweet ladies. Scholars use the resource to...
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Witches through History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Spark interest in a historic phenomena that lasted over 1000 years. The topic, witch hunts throughout history! A timeline beginning in 1000 BC follows how various religious groups have persecuted those thought to be witches up through...
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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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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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The Salem Witchcraft Trials

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the Salem Witchcraft Trials and conduct a mock trial.
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American Life in the 17th Century: 1607-1692

For Teachers 10th - 12th
What was American life like during the 1600s? Help your class discover facts about the unhealthy conditions at Chesapeake Bay, the tobacco economy, Bacon's Rebellion, colonial slavery, the Salem Witch Trials, and colonial life. Slides...
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Uncovering The Truth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate the social and religious contexts that surrounded the Salem Witch Trials. The research is guided using the worksheets included in the lesson plan. The culminating assignment is writing an editorial of personal...

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