This webquest was used as a pre-reading activity for The Crucible. Students are able to explore National Geographic's website about the Salem Witch Trials and learn on their own.
The site has a great "Experience the Trials" section, which allows the students some insight on exactly how flawed the logic was behind the trials. Students record on the worksheet how they pleaded in the trial, and the outcome of the trial. They are also asked to assess the fairness of the trial.
My students really enjoyed this webquest, and I hope that yours will too!