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  • The Crucible eNotes Lesson Plan

    Learning Objectives: By the end of this unit, students should be able to define the following words: crucible, theocracy, and allegory; discuss how they relate to the play;  explain Miller’s intentions with this play. Why did he write it?;  identify the themes that transcend time and place;  describe the Puritan ethic...

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  • Death of a Salesman eNotes Lesson Plan

    Learning Objectives: By the end of this unit, students should be able to identify the major and minor characters and the events in the play; describe the dramatic arc of the play (exposition, rising action, climax, resolution); identify the primary character traits of Willy Loman, Linda Loman, Biff Loman, and Happy...

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  • The Crucible eNotes Reading Response Prompts

    Reverend Parris says to Abigail, “Your name in the town—it is entirely white, is it not?” Paraphrase what he is asking Abigail. Why does he feel compelled to ask her this question? What is Abigail’s relationship with Goody Proctor? How does she feel about Goody Proctor? Do you think Abigail is telling the...

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  • The Crucible eNotes Teaching Guide

    This guide highlights some of the most salient aspects of the text before you begin teaching Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Whether it’s your first or hundredth time, teaching this text to your class will give your students unique insight into American colonial culture, the roots of moral panic, and the shortcomings of justice systems.

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  • The Crucible Character Analysis Lesson Plan

    Theme Revealed Through Character Development: This lesson plan focuses on Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail Williams as character foils. Students will learn about character foils by identifying similarities and differences between Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail Williams and considering how each character values loyalty, reputation, and honesty. By studying Elizabeth and Abigail...

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