The game is based on the game Mafia that you may have played when you were a kid!
Playing this game is a great discussion starter for the Salem Witch Trials, The Crucible, the Red Scare, or any other "witch hunt."
Students try to identify the witch in their midst, all the while accusing the innocent. Games can be played as whole group or small group.
Students can discuss mob mentality, innocent bystanders, and many other topics after playing this game. And the whole time that they're having fun, they are learning!
Students will beg to play this game over and over!
The following items are included in this download:
-Game introduction - includes background, rationale, Common Core ELA Standards
-Explanation of all roles
-2 Moderator Scripts - Script 1 is for use with only witch and villager cards; Script 2 is for use with witch, villager, and optional roles
-Extension activity ideas