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Which of You Is a Witch?
The Salem Witchcraft Trials and The Crucible

In 1692, the Salem witch trials dramatically changed the small farming community of Salem, Massachusetts forever. Through the activities presented in this lesson, students will gain background knowledge of the Salem witch trials in preparation for reading Arthur Miller's The Crucible. The lesson can also be used on its own, without mention of the Miller play, in a social studies or history class.

 

 

Around the Globe and Back Again: Shakespeare's Globe Theater Then and Now

Through the activities presented in this lesson, students will become familiar with the history and design of The Globe Theater, understand Shakespearean drama as a form of popular entertainment, and appreciate the grand vision and scope behind the new Globe Theater. They will gain an understanding of the impact live Shakespearean productions had on cultural literacy and the development of the English language.

 

A Wrinkled Relationship: Tillie Olsen's I Stand Here Ironing

Through Internet-based interactive activities in this lesson, students will become acquainted with Tillie Olsen as a writer of women's experiences. Through viewing and responding to video, they will become familiar with the hardships of mothers during the Great Depression. They will also gain an understanding of the literary style of monologue and first-person point of view through creating their own monologues in response to a piece of art. They will define the literary element of theme and identify themes in the story.

 



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