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This power point presentation provides background information on Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible, focusing on Salem, Puritanism, and Witchcraft. PowerPoint does not cover parallels with the Red Scare and Communism.
A good starting point for reading the play. I often print the power point and give it as homework for them to read and annotate. When students come in, we discuss what they learned.
Are you looking for Digital resources for The Crucible? Check this out: Digital Crucible Unit
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