The Salem Witch Project

A unit plan for secondary students:

Week 1: Introduction, Stereotypes and History

Week 2: Modern Day Persecution

Week 3: Putting Persecution on the Stand

Week 4: Rewriting History: Questioning Arthur Miller

Week 5: Media's Interpretation of The Crucible and Finishing up the Unit Plan


Comprehensive project, A Diary/Journal assuming the role of a Salem townsmember

Newspaper Creation (Modern day persecution)

Trial (Based on article from the newspaper)

Reproduction of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible"

Other books that can be used in conjunction with "The Crucible" or on their own in the unit plan:

The Scarlet Letter

I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem (warning, this book contains some graphic imagery and topics of rape, abortion, and murder. Carefully consider your audience.)

The Witch of Blackbird Pond