Includes notes on both Transcendentalism and Dark Romanticism and the following texts with reading questions:
"Because I Could Not Stop for Death"
"Hope is the Thing with Feathers"
Edgar Allen Poe:
Students must apply the witch-hunt topic to other examples beyond Salem. They can look for metaphorical witch-hunts as well, and can create one fictional witch-hunt that fits the "mass hysteria" criteria.
A packet that includes a focus on four main aspects of the novel: Symbolism, Romanticism, Feminism, and Social Commentary/Theme. There are activities to do for each focus that require students to utilize annotation and close-reading skills.
Students must apply their close reading skills gained throughout the unit to close read four important passages from the novel. They must identify important symbols, then write an analysis of the passage.
These are instructions for a video parody project as an assessment of The Crucible. This is a widely popular activity in my classroom that is highly engaging and requires students to have a working understanding of Miller's play.