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									         The Great Witch Hunt

                 The Crucible Web Quest
                   American Literature
                       Miss York
Introduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion
 INTRODUCTION
  You are about to embark on a journey enriched with
  history, religion, mystery, and hysteria. Through
  Puritanism, Salem and its Witch Trials, and the
  irresponsible actions of Senator Joseph McCarthy, we
  will discover the world of playwright Arthur Miller
  and his creation of The Crucible. In groups, you will
  research one of the related topics. By the end of your
  research, your journey will be complete and your
  knowledge fulfilled.


Introduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion
TASK
Student groups are to create one of the following:
  A PowerPoint Presentation
  A Tri-fold Project Board
  A Time Capsule
  Reader’s Theater
Use the process page to determine what is required
for each topic.
Use the resource page to find information for your
topic.
  Introduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation |
                          Conclusion
PROCESS
   Once in groups, students must choose a
   topic.
   Divide up the tasks/assignments within the
   group.
   Create a presentation for the class.
   Click on each page to learn what each topic
   is about.
Arthur Miller | Joe McCarthy | The Crucible | Mass Hysteria | Puritan
Lifestyle | Salem Witch Trials | Home | Introduction | Task | Resources |
Evaluation | Conclusion
ARTHUR MILLER
Biographical information (birth/origin/family)
Time period he grew up in/worked in and
how this influenced his work.
Education
Major works completed and awards
Themes often written about and why
 Introduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation |
                         Conclusion
JOE MCCARTHY
Biographical information
Work in Congress
Involvement with “The Red Hunt”
“McCarthyism” and the creation of “The
List”
Effect he and his work had on various media
and organizations
 Introduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation |
                         Conclusion
THE CRUCIBLE
Brief synopsis of play as a whole or by acts
Character analysis
Various themes
Allegorical relationship with McCarthyism
Example of historical fiction

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MASS HYSTERIA
What is it and some examples
How it spreads in small and in large
communities
Explain how Joe McCarthy help cause this
during his stay in congress
Other and modern examples of mass hysteria
How can it be prevented
 Introduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation |
                         Conclusion
PURITAN LIFESTYLE
Beliefs
Religion and religious convictions
Governmental structure
Culture and home life



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                         Conclusion
SALEM WITCH TRIALS
What was it and who was involved?
When did it happen?/timeline
How was this able to happen?
Modern day examples of witch hunts
Why does Arthur Miller choose this topic for
the subject of his play The Crucible?
 Introduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation |
                         Conclusion
 RESOURCES #1
Life of Arthur Miller
Overview of Miller's career
Background info and links to the famous
    playwright
Why Miller wrote The Crucible
Education and teaching of Miller

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                       Evaluation | Conclusion
 RESOURCES #2
Biography, photographs, & other links
Text of Executive Sessions
Profile & quotes from those who knew McCarthy
Online exhibit of life & legacy

  Introduction | Task | Process | Resources #1 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6
                        Evaluation | Conclusion
 RESOURCE #3
Characters & themes
Why Miller wrote The Crucible
Summaries and analysis
Interactive Trials
Notes, cast, reviews, and images
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                        Evaluation | Conclusion
 RESOURCE #4
What is Mass Hysteria & other links
References to Hysteria & External Links
Dynamics & the role of the media
Feel the Hysteria for yourself: Interactive Witch
   Trials

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                        Evaluation | Conclusion
 RESOURCE #5
Mayflower, Puritans, Salem & its witches
A Puritan's Mind
English & American Puritanism
Experience the Witch Trails

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                       Evaluation | Conclusion
 RESOURCE #6
Documents & Archival collections
Story & people behind the witch trials
Various information & sources
Salem Witch Museum
Salem sites & attractions
Experience the Witch Trials first hand

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                       Evaluation | Conclusion
EVALUATION
The grade for the group will include the
following:
   Creativity
   Neatness/Effort/Individual Participation
   Adequate Information
   Attention to Details
   Overall Presentation
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 CONCLUSION
  As a class we are now experts! Experts on Salem and
  Puritan lifestyle, witchcraft and treachery, politics and
  scandal. We are NOW ready to read and discover the
  play by Arthur Miller…

            THE CRUCIBLE

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