In the coming months, the class will be reading/covering The Crucible.  The class will be discussing Salem, MA, the witch trials and Puritanism in relation to The Crucible.  

Key Questions

What was the role of the church during that period?
What was the role of women in that period?
How did mob mentality influence the events of that period?
Who were some of the people of that period that influenced Miller and how did they influence him?
What are some of the theories on the causes for the girls' actions?
Why did this happen in Salem? Did this happens elsewhere? 

Expected Outcomes

We would like to have someone to connect to who has a deep understanding historically about these topics and how The Crucible does a great job of detailing the effects of Puritanism in Salem and how it led to the witch trials and impacted that town.


Curriculum Alignment