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The Crucible Web Quest

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GROUP 1: The Salem Witchcraft Trials

Your group will be responsible for reporting on the background of the hysteria in Salem. Use these websites to answer the questions on your
handout:

         
Wikipedia info on the witch trials
         
Famous American Trials
         
A Possible Cause of the Salem Witch Trials
 
GROUP 2: Arthur Miller

Your group will be responsible for reporting on the author of The Crucible, Arthur Miller. Use these websites to answer the questions on your
handout:

         
Wikipedia info on Arthur Miller, author of The Crucible
         
Arthur Miller on why he wrote The Crucible
        
Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Fact and Fiction
 
 
GROUP 3: Senator Joseph McCarthy and the Red Scare of the 1950’s

Your group will be responsible for reporting on Senator McCarthy and the fear of Communism in the 1950’s. Use these websites to answer the questions on your
handout:

         
Communism and the Red Scare of the 50’s
         
Wikipedia info on Senator McCarthy
         
Background on McCarthyism

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With the time you have left, go experience the National Geographic virtual witch hunt. You have been accused of witchcraft. Can you survive the trials?

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