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Lesson Plan: The Infamous Salem Witch Trials

Lesson Details

Subject: History

Grade Level: High School

Duration: 90 minutes

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the historical context of the Salem Witch Trials
  • Understand the events leading up to the first accused witches being arrested
  • Analyze the impact of the Salem Witch Trials on American history
  • Can do: Write a short essay analyzing the causes and effects of the Salem Witch Trials

Methodology

This lesson will be taught through a combination of lecture, class discussion, and individual writing.

Resources/Materials

  • Textbook readings on the Salem Witch Trials
  • Primary source documents related to the trials
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Paper and pens

Activities

  1. Introduction (10 minutes): The teacher will introduce the topic of the Salem Witch Trials and provide some historical context.
  2. Lecture (20 minutes): The teacher will give a brief lecture on the events leading up to the first accused witches being arrested.
  3. Class Discussion (30 minutes): The class will discuss the impact of the Salem Witch Trials on American history.
  4. Individual Writing (30 minutes): Students will write a short essay analyzing the causes and effects of the Salem Witch Trials.
  5. Conclusion (10 minutes): The teacher will summarize the key points of the lesson and provide an opportunity for students to ask questions.

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