This bundle includes a 12-slide PowerPoint that has two separate reading activities. First activity is a review of Puritan life and strict codes of behavior and culminates in a group activity where students act as a jury passing sentence on Puritan criminals. Group also reads an article from the LA Times about Puritan-inspired punishments in American courtrooms and the writes a position statement. The second part of the presentation is the graphic journal entry of Mary Rowlandson, the Puritan minister's wife who describes her family being attacked and taken hostage by Natives. (1 Pdf and 3 word docs included for reference only).When it comes to the somber/pious Puritans, this is as exciting as it gets!