To Be a Witch: Salem Witch Trials Digital Teaching Bundle for Google Drive

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Salem Witch Trials Digital Research Task Cards, Projects, and Activities Bundle

This purchase includes three high-interest projects and activities for teaching students about the Salem Witch Trials.

A description of each activity is included below:

Activity 1: Salem Witch Trials Research Task Cards, Student Response Sheet, and a Salem Witch Trials Symbaloo Webmix of 52 bookmarked Sites

This Salem Witch Trials teaching resource includes 30 inquiry-based research task cards, a digital and print reader’s response recording sheet, teacher’s task cards answer key, and access to 52 Bookmarked Primary Resources, Digital Informational Text and Interactive/Multimedia Resources on the history of the Salem Witch Trials.
This high-interest research activity provides students with an introduction to the historical context of the Salem Witch Trials, introduces the key people involved, and provides them with a framework of what life was like as a Puritan in America during the late 17th Century.

This resource will challenge students to think about the possible agenda behind the accusations, to ask themselves why the accused were specifically chosen, and to analyze the modern theories of what may have caused the alleged “afflictions.”
With just one click, students also have access to a virtual library of Salem Witch Trials research resources. – 52 bookmarked websites, primary sources, and video documentaries.

The task cards are available on Google Slides. Extra task card templates are provided and each task card is fully editable to meet your needs.
A print and Google Doc task card response sheet is provided for students to record their responses to the inquiry-based research questions and prompts. The detailed teacher’s answer key and bookmarked research sites ensure this will be easy for teachers to implement!

Prefer printing the task cards? The cards are formatted with cut lines and can be printed and laminated for cooperative group research and centers!
Information in this packet includes how to share with your students using the shortened Google Drive share links, how to include a copy for students within Google Classroom, and how to download resources from Google Drive into a compatible format to use with Microsoft OneNote.

Activity Two: Creating a Music Playlist on the Salem Witch Trials and Analyzing a Modern Song

The Salem Witch Trials Music Playlist and Song Analysis Activity provides 3 high-interest, engaging activities for you and your students to enjoy!

Students will begin crafting music playlists that are thematically related to some of the REAL motivating factors behind those who accuse - including, but not limited to, greed, revenge, resentment, and fear.

The final project is outlined on a modern, attractive Hyperdoc created and viewed with Google Slides. Hyperdocs include step-by-step directions, easy to follow links, and give examples to serve as project models if needed. This provides a great way to digitally differentiate your instruction for those students who need activities to be grouped in small, organized steps.
Students will enjoy relating a modern day Rob Zombie song to the historical events behind the Salem Witch Trials. They will be even more engaged while crafting their own unique music playlists!

Also included with this resource is a screen shot tutorial that instructs students on how to use the highlighting tool within Google Docs and how to insert comments as annotations. This can be utilized each year with students who may lack familiarity with Google Doc tools.
Answer keys, a project grading rubric, teacher notes and implementation guide are also part of this purchase!

Activity Three: Create a Salem Witch Trials Digital Photo Collage Using Images and Symbols

Students will create a picture collage with 6 images representing people, events, or symbols reflecting the history of the Salem Witch Trials. Along with selecting images, students must also complete a Google Drive graphic explaining the relevance of the pictures they’ve chosen.

A sample Salem Witch Trial photo collage is included as a model. Specific student directions are included with the Google Slide Image Collage template, along with the sample photo collage. This activity is perfect for those students who need step-by-step directions, examples, and visual models!

There’s also tutorial slides with screenshots on how to resize images, add a frame or border, customize the frame lines, and more! This image editing tutorial can be used with students year after year!

Students complete this activity by providing an explanation for each image by entering text into the photo’s matching “photo paper.” This second Google Drive template and graphic will ensure that students can justify the selected images and symbols that they’ve chosen!

A teacher’s Salem Witch Trial Image Collage grading rubric is also included.

Save money by buying this resource bundle! Students will love this interactive, engaging, high-interest resource pack!

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Task Cards, Salem Witch Trials Research, The Crucible, GAFE, Google Classroom, Google Drive, Microsoft OneNote, G Suite, The Scarlet Letter, Puritans, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, early American history, US History

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