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I realize that most of us teach The Crucible text followed by The Crucible cinematic version. The point of this character sheet is to teach our students to gather as much information about each character before writing a well rounded characterization.
Soap box moment: We teach the Crucible through the eyes of prejudice towards others (McCarthyism & Salem Witch Trials), however, what are we doing to teach our students how to avoid following in our ancestors footsteps?
I feel that this lesson is a step towards a new way of teaching texts. It forces students to look at each character in two very different settings, a practice our students often often overlook when creating prejudice against the people in their lives.
The next step would be to have students research the real individuals behind the Salem Witch Trials. I plan to use Rosalyn Schanzer's Witches: The Absolutely True Take of Disaster in Salem among other texts to do this.