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“Puritan America Justice" is a comprehensive unit about sin and separation, law and justice, forgiveness and salvation from guilt and broken relationships.
Students will read The Crucible and several short stories and discover the significance of honor and integrity in the face of betrayal and injustice, the necessity for the acceptance of human frailty in all mankind, and the force of personal sacrifice for the good of the community and future generations.
Students will read The Scarlet Letter and trace the changes that occur in the characters of Roger Chillingworth, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Hester Prynne, understand how each character demonstrates the consequences of guilt and sin, recognize the dominant symbols in The Scarlet Letter and understand their development, understand the Puritan moral code and its effect on the major characters, conduct a trial to determine the moral culpability of Roger Chillingworth, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Hester Prynne.
The unit is divided into the following lessons: Lesson 1: Sin and Separation, Lesson 2: Witchcraft in America, Lesson 3: Act I of The Crucible, Lesson 4: Act II of The Crucible, Lesson 5: Act III of The Crucible, Lesson 6: Act IV of the Crucible, Lesson 7: Witch Trial Simulation, Lesson 8: Related Stories, Lesson 9: Personal Poem, Lesson 10 Computer Activity for The Crucible, Lesson 11: Attitude Survey, Lesson 12: The Custom House, Lesson 13: Storywriting, Lesson 14: Introducing The Scarlet Letter and the Grand Plan, Lesson 15-26: The Scarlet Letter Reading, Lesson 27: Preparation for the Trial, Lesson 28: The Trial, Lesson 29: The Verdict.