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The Great Witch Hunt. The Crucible Project As adapted from http://www.lakecentral.k12.in.us/. Introduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion. INTRODUCTION.

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The great witch hunt

The Great Witch Hunt

The Crucible Project

As adapted from

http://www.lakecentral.k12.in.us/

Introduction| Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion


Introduction

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


The great witch hunt

TASK

  • Student groups are to create one of the following:

    • A PowerPoint Presentation

    • A Movie Using Movie Maker

    • A Prezi

  • 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

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

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

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

THE CRUCIBLE

  • Brief synopsis of play as a whole or by acts

  • Character analysis

  • Various themes

  • Allegorical relationship with McCarthyism

  • Example of historical fiction

    Introduction| Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion


Mass hysteria

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

PURITAN LIFESTYLE

  • Beliefs

  • Religion and religious convictions

  • Governmental structure

  • Culture and home life

    Introduction| Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion


Salem witch trials

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

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

Introduction| Task | Process | Resources #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6 | Evaluation | Conclusion


Resources 2

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 | #6Evaluation | Conclusion


Resource 3

RESOURCE #3

Characters & themes

Why Miller wrote The Crucible

Summaries and analysis

Interactive Trials

Notes, cast, reviews, and images

Introduction| Task | Process | Resources #1 | #2 | #4 | #5 | #6 Evaluation | Conclusion


Resource 4

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

Introduction| Task | Process | Resources #1 | #2 | #3 | #5 | #6 Evaluation | Conclusion


Resource 5

RESOURCE #5

Books and Publications on Puritans

Mayflower, Puritans, Salem & its witches

A Puritan's Mind

English & American Puritanism

Experience the Witch Trails

Introduction| Task | Process | Resources #1 | #2 | # 3 | #4 | #6 | Evaluation | Conclusion


Resource 6

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

Introduction| Task | Process | Resources #1 | #2 | # 3 | #4 | #5 | Evaluation | Conclusion


Evaluation

EVALUATION

  • The group will also be graded on citation of sources.

    • Each project will be carefully checked for plagiarism.

    • Each project will contain a title page and a works cited page.

    • Power point and Prezi presentations must have no fewer than 15 informational slides, not including the title page and works cited page.

    • Movie Maker projects must be no less than 3 minutes and no more than 5.

    • Any evidence of plagiarism will result in a failing grade.


Evaluation1

EVALUATION

  • You are expected to take the information that you find and make it your own. Don’t simply copy and paste information into your presentation.

  • Even if you paraphrase the information; however, it MUST be cited.

  • If you do not understand a word’s meaning, assume that the class will not understand it either, and if you cannot pronounce the word-DON’T USE IT!

  • You are teaching the class. Speak so that everyone can hear and understand you.


Evaluation continued

EVALUATION continued

RUBRIC FOR CRUCIBLE PROJECT


Conclusion

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

    Introduction| Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion


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