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HUGE UNIT BUNDLE! This American Literature unit containing 44 FILES for Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is meant to promote critical thinking required by the Common Core. Students analyze the reasoning behind the Salem Witch Trials and their parallels to the McCarthy trials of the 1950’s. As students analyze the novel, they will make predictions and conduct research.
Chart the parallels between the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 and the McCarthy charges.
Identify the themes introduced in this play and how they apply to the 1950’s trials and today.
Differentiate between the facts and fiction of the Salem Witch Trials through study of the fictional and historical people involved.
Analyze how the Puritan way of life allowed for the trials to take place.
Compare and contrast Miller’s interpretation to Hollywood’s interpretation of The Crucible.
Determine the motivations of the accused and accusing characters in The Crucible.
Teacher lecture notes and PowerPoint
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