Get your students to be the psychologists.
John Proctor has decided not to confess. They will kill him.
What is going through his mind when he makes this tragic decision? Is he a martyr?
This activity gets students to think about the development of John Proctor's mindset. It supports teachers in providing higher order thinking questions that allow for discussion on sacrifice, beliefs, adultery and atonement. It also provides material that enables students to contextualize the idea of martyr in a modern day context and debate the John Proctor's motivations that led to his decision.