This powerpoint contains introductory notes and reading activities for Arthur Miller's "The Crucible. Opening slides provide historical background on Salem, the Puritans, and the witchcraft trials. Reading activities for Act I, as well as for the supplementary text "Half Hanged Mary" are included. Finally, full discussion questions and writing topics on the McCarthy era and the Red Scare round out the presentation.
This unit should be done in conjunction with a reading, either independently or reader's theater, of the play as well as any standards based instruction & assessments that the instructor would like to give.