Literature: "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller
These sites for high school students are focused on the Salem witch trials and “The Crucible.” Was Arthur Miller’s play historically accurate? Seventeenth century New England is explored and there are also some sites for teachers. Maps, videos, and audio files are found to explain the happenings at Salem in 1692.
Today in History: Petition for Bail from Accused Witches
The Library of Congress produced this page about the Salem witch trials.
DiscoverySchool: Salem Witch Trials
Watch the six minute multimedia movie. Click on the link "The Story." The movie requires the Flash plug-in. Please wait for the video to load. This site also has "Teacher Tips." NOTE: The site includes ads.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Read this short synopsis of the play and the 1996 movie. Look at a picture of Arthur Miller. There is a link to clips of the movie.
Famous American Trials: The Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692
This site by the UMKC law school has extensive information on all aspects of the trial. Excerpts from Cotton Mather's book, "Memorable Providences Relating To Witchcrafts and Possessions," are included. Play the "Salem Witchcraft Jeopardy."
Welcome to The Crucible Project
This site for students has information on the history of the time and worksheets.
17th Century New England
This site is written by Margo Burns, a descendant of one of the accused witches, Rebecca (Towne) Nurse. Material on this site is from a historical perspective. Site has many links to resources including audio interviews requiring RealPlayer. NOTE: The site leads to websites with discussion boards. (forums, message boards, etc.)
National Geographic: Salem Witch Hunt
This site has a narrative written in the first person by one of the accused witches. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive
The University of Virginia has produced this site. There are documents and transcriptions as well as maps of the geographical area. Various images of the trial are found by clicking on "Images."
The Trial of George Jacobs
Look at the oil painting of the "Trial of George Jacobs."
The Salem Witch Museum
This site has an interactive map that shows the gravesites of some of the accused witches.
Map of Salem Village
Look at the interactive time-line superimposed on the map of Salem Village. Click on "play" to animate map.
Salem Witch Trials
Lesson plan is for grades 9-12.
ThinkQuest: The Witches of Salem?
Students wrote the material found at this site. This site has two games.
ThinkQuest: The Salem Witch Trials
This site has student authored material.
The Carey Document
The Carey Document, a Salem death warrant, is apparently a forgery. Read about the evidence to support the claim against the authenticity of this document. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Quia: Crucible Terms
Use these activities to review vocabulary from the book.
Museum of Communism: Blacklisting Hollywood's Communists
Was blacklisting the same as witch hunting? Read this article and see what you think.
eThemes Resource: Communist Scare
These resources are about the McCarthy trials and the communist scare. Here you can find lesson plans, activities, source documents, biographies, video clips, and more. Included is an eThemes resource on "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.