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  1. The Crucible Project The complete this project, follow the directions contained in this PowerPoint

  2. Click on the Picture to watch a video on the Salem Witch Trials

  3. The Assignment 1. Follow the prompts in this PowerPoint to help you conduct your research. Record your sources!! 2. Create a 5-slide PowerPoint about your group’s assigned topic with which you will use to teach the class • BE CREATIVE: use lots of IMAGES and few words – NO complete sentences • All words must be at least 30 point font • The slides must be visually appealing • You can use noise/music as long as it is appropriate • You may use note cards • Project your voices!!! Practice & know how to pronounce everything

  4. The Assignment Continued 3. Create a works cited page of your resources using MLA format as the 6th slide of your PowerPoint (click here for help with how to cite a website) 4. Create 3 multiple-choice test questions about your topic – do not make the wrong answers obvious – type these in Word and print them out. Make sure the answers for all three questions are smoothly integrated into your presentation.

  5. The Assignment Continued • Print out your slides in the handout format – 6 slides to a page in black and white EVERYONE must participate equally during the presentation and share equally in the preparation work in the lab THIS IS A TEST GRADE

  6. Click on your assigned topic • Salem Witch Trials • Important People • Arthur Miller • Cold War • McCarthyism & The Crucible • Static and dynamic characters • Irony, tragedy, and tragic hero • External & internal conflict and theme • Metaphor, simile, and personification

  7. Salem Witch Trials • Answer these questions in your presentation using the cites listed in the green box • Approximately when did the Salem witch trials take place? • What are some possible causes for the hysteria in Salem?  • What event concerning the Parrish children ignited the hysteria? • What types of punishment were used for those accused of witchcraft? • What happened to those who did not confess to witchcraft? • How many lives did the Salem trials ultimately claim? NRHS Virtual Library- scroll down and click on Worldbook The Witchcraft Trials in Salem: A Commentary Salem Witchcraft Trials 1692

  8. Important People • Using these websites, briefly state the identity of each person in the chart below • Biographies • More biographies • John Proctor & Abigail Williams

  9. Arthur Miller • Give a BRIEF biography of Arthur Miller’s life using these internet sources • Go to the media center website, click on virtual library, then click on “EBSCOhost.” Choose the “student research center” then select “biographies” • Go to the media center website, click on virtual library, then click on “Worldbook Online”

  10. McCarthyism & The Crucible • First, investigate McCarthyism using this worksheet • Second, read about how McCarthyism is in The Crucible by typing in “The Crucible” into the Worldbook Online which is linked to the media center website in the virtual library. Presentation: 1. Explain McCarthyism to the class with the answers you found to the worksheet 2. Explain to the class how Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible as a veiled (hidden) criticism of McCarthyism.

  11. Cold War • Explain the Cold War to the class using KEY information from the Worldbook Online which is linked to the media center website in the virtual library. • You only need to read the information on the Worldbook up to the first sub section called “the coming of the Cold War” • I recommend printing out the article then highlighting the information you think you will use during the presentation • How could you present this topic in a creative way with your PowerPoint??

  12. Static and Dynamic Characters • Define the difference between static and dynamic characters using the sites below • http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms.html • http://www.masconomet.org/teachers/trevenen/litterms.htm • Use at least two pieces of literature that we have read to give an example of a static and dynamic character. Be sure to fully explain why the character is static or dynamic.

  13. Irony, Tragedy, & Tragic Hero • Define each term using the sites below • http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms.html • http://www.masconomet.org/teachers/trevenen/litterms.htm • Give an example of each term using literature we have studied this year. You must use at least 2 different pieces of literature. Fully explain your application of the given term to the piece of literature.

  14. External Conflict, Internal Conflict, & Theme • Define each term using the sites below • http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms.html • http://www.masconomet.org/teachers/trevenen/litterms.htm • Give an example of each term using literature we have studied this year. You must use at least 2 different pieces of literature. Fully explain your application of the given term to the piece of literature.

  15. Metaphor, Simile, and Personification • Define each term using the sites below • http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms.html • http://www.masconomet.org/teachers/trevenen/litterms.htm • Give an example of each term using literature we have studied this year. You must use at least 2 different pieces of literature. Fully explain your application of the given term to the piece of literature.

  16. Citations (page 6 of your presentation) • Title your page “Works Cited” then alphabetize citations following the citation format below • Website Citation: Author. “Title of Page.” Title of the Larger Site. Date of Publication. Name of Associated Institution. Date you viewed the cited. <brief web address >. • Example Website citation: Trevenen, Thomas. “Dynamic Character.” Literary Terms. 2001-2002. Masconomet.org. 2 March 2010. www.masconomet.org/teachers.