In this file receive vocab preparation, blogging ideas, a summative quiz, and a formative set of questions while students read the book. This nonfiction by Godbeer brings some objective balance to the witch hunts of the early colonial era. No other witch hunts were as excessive as those in Salem; this nonfiction well-documented read will expose students to the more rational thinking among the contemporaries from those other witch hunts. Comparing Stampford CT to Salem MA will provide students with a more balanced and less judgmental and arrogant attitude toward "backward colonials."
The study guide questions require the student to read analytically and support answers with citations. Many students lack nonfiction and historical analysis reading skills; this activity practices and prepares those skills in preparation of research paper writing.