The Crucible: Problematic Situations

What would you do? To prepare for the final scene from Arthur Miller's The Crucible, readers are presented with a series of moral dilemmas and asked to consider what they would do in the same situations.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members identify the moral dilemma presented by each scenario and then select one to use as the subject of a reflective journal
Classroom Considerations

  • The activity assumes that a classroom environment has been established where class members can safely share divergent views
  • The prediction portion of the activity assumes that class members are unfamiliar with the ending of the play
  • The dilemma sheet would need to be revised to correct the typos and grammar errors
Pros

  • Each of the situations require kids to face a moral dilemma
Cons

  • Beware the typos and grammar errors!
Common Core