Links for The Crucible:
- The History Channel's Documentary on The Salem Witch Trials- GREAT BACKGROUND INFO!!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDIEV9w65fc
- National Geographic Interactive Salem Witch Hunt: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/salem/
- Salem Today: http://www.salem.org/
- Salem Tourism & Witch History: http://www.hauntedhappenings.com
Any other links you send me that are appropriate and interesting I will add to the list!
Students will be able to:
- Read, comprehend and analyze a literary text.
- Identify and interpret various themes throughout the play.
- Evaluate the significance of a name and justify John Proctor's decision based on their own feelings and understanding
- Distinguish Puritan Beliefs as displayed in the text and defend their behavior based on their understanding of Puritan life.
- Relate the mass hysteria that occured in Salem 1692 to other occurances of mass hysteria in America since then.
- Select appropriate quotes that support Puritan beliefs, examples of mass hysteria and characterization.
- Categorize the characters according to their involvement in the spreading of mass hysteria and synthesize their similar qualities.
- Identify qualities of Arthur Miller's craft and analyze the meaning behind his decisions with his writing.
Common Core Standards:
- 11.RL.1 "Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text..."
- 11.RL.2 "Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text..."
- 11.RL.3 "Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or a drama..."
- 11.RL.5 "Analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text contribute to its overall structure and meaning..."
- 11.W.1 "Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics of texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence".
- 11.W.4 "Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization and style are appropriate to task, purpose and audience".
- 11.SL.1 "Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions..."
- 11.SL.3 "Evaluate a speaker's point of view..."
- 11.SL.4 "Present information, findings and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning..."
- 11.L.1 "Demonstrates command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking".