What happened during the Salem Witch Trials?
What was MillerÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s inspiration for writing The Crucible? Why is this play relevant to our lives today? This PowerPoint addresses these questions by providing a brief video and interactive website experience regarding the Salem Witch Trials, background information about Arthur Miller, The "Red Scare" and the HUAC, and an explanation of the term "witch hunt"--an interesting and engaging way to introduce The Crucible that I use in my 11th Grade American Literature course. (Make sure to click on the hyperlinks found on several slides for further information about the topic).