Students read an overview of the Salem Witch Trials and an account of Martha Corey's trial for witchcraft. They answer 11 questions of varying degrees of difficulty and complete two creative tasks (one has students create a museum exhibit). The answers are included where appropriate and this would be great for a sub!
Sample questions include:
--Do you think one explanation for these events carries more weight than others, why or why not?
--Could Martha Corey have prevented her fate? Why and how or why not?
--Create Corey's historically plausible, yet creative, "sarcastic response."
--In what ways did the girls claim to be afflicted by Corey?
--Why do you think there aren't records provided of anyone arguing in favor of Corey's innocence?
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