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.
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.
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."
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.)
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.