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Salem Witch Trials Fact Check
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Salem Witch Trials – How Accurate Was The Crucible?
Using the internet, write at least one paragraph concerning each of the following topics concerning the Salem Witch Trials.
The following websites are useful:
Timeline of Salem Witch Trials
Punishment of accused witches
Now, look at the characters in The Crucible. Answer these questions with at least one paragraph each.
- Look up the following characters – Samuel Parris, Abigail Williams, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, Giles Corey, Tituba, Rebecca Nurse
- How accurate are these portrayals? (What has stayed true to history and what has been changed?)
- Consider the changes, why do you think playwright Arthur Miller made them?
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I use this once we finish Miller's play so that the students can see how accurate Miller's work was.