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Sites about real life Salemites
Excellent Source!
Many links and illustrations! Note the court references to the records and files on Francis Nurse. Illustrations

The 1692 Salem Witch Trials: Documents and Participants (with Illustrations and paintings

This is a chronology of events leading up to and following the witchcraft trials. Illustrations (For Your Information)


This website contains an excellent adaptable reading, language arts and social studies unit for the study of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" in middle school


This website provides a brief historical overview of the historical events and characters upon which Arthur Miller based his drama "The Crucible." Expectation: Students will be expected to use the Internet to locate historical information on the Salem Witch trials of 1692. Illustrations

Other Related Sites
This website offers a list of the characters in each act of
The Crucible by Arthur Miller as they appear in the play. It is a great list to use for assigning students speaking roles for parts in the play. Expectation: Students will be expected to identify all the characters in the play and show how each is related to the plot.
This website provides an excellent adaptable outline for students to use to develop their own written essays on specific assigned topics relating to
The Crucible

Illustrations:  For article headline—“Poppet found at Proctor’s House”

104 Pilgrims on the Mayflower are listed by name, age, occupation, and marital status.

More background information on the world of Puritans
This essay gives a history of the Puritan legal system.

In 1646, John Geree, M.A., published this essay. It addresses our question, "What was a Puritan?"

http://cpcug.org/user/billb/hutch.html About Puritan Woman: Anne Hutchinson American Jezebel or Woman of Courage?
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