Packet meant to introduce students to and prepare them to read The Crucible. Provides a thorough overview of the context of the play in order to maximize students' abilities to think critically about the text and its allegorical meaning.
Includes essential questions, a pre-reading discussion scale, a section for taking notes on publication history, a section for analyzing what a "crucible" is (literally and metaphorically, a section explaining theocracies, a section for taking notes on and evaluating the purpose of allegories, articles from the History Channel about the Red Scare, McCarthyism, and the Witch Trials (with accompanying comprehension and analysis questions), and a chart for comparing/contrasting the Red Scare with the Witch Trials.
Formatted to be compatible with Microsoft Word 2016.
Corresponds with my Crucible PowerPoint.