Salem Witch Trials Introductory PowerPoint -- The Crucible, Puritans

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Start off your unit on The Crucible or the Salem Witch Trials with this smartly designed 47-slide PowerPoint presentation.

Topics covered in the presentation:

• Overview of the trials

• What is a crucible?

• Puritanism beliefs

• Role of women

• Role of children

• Native American fears

• Salem Town vs. Salem Village politics

• What is a witch?

• Puritan superstitions

• Tests for witchcraft

• Puritan punishments

• Causes of hysteria

• Causes of girls' behavior

• Witchcraft Acts

• Salem and Danvers memorials

• Salem today

• and more!

Includes several discussion prompts and lots of personal pictures from trips to Salem and Danvers, Massachusetts. The presentation is in PDF format to preserve formatting and pictures, and can still be shown as a presentation.

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Total Pages
47 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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