This pre-reading activity for Arthur Miller's The Crucible asks students to research two time periods: The Red Scare and The Salem Witch Trials. Students select their own websites and take notes on what they learned at each site. They also rate the quality of each site. This activity can be used as an in-class activity or a homework activity and can be done individually or in groups. When students have completed the activity, they can collaborate in groups or as a whole class to share what they learned.