The Salem Witch Trials (Reader's Theater Script-Story + Reading Guide Questions and Key)
The Salem Witch Trials are one of the most bizarre and confounding events in American History. For no apparent reason men, women, and children suddenly started making wild accusations that their neighbors were servants of the Devil, who were supernaturally cursing them. In the ensuing hysteria more than 200 people were accused of witchcraft, and many died. But what were the roots of this hysteria?
This historically-accurate dramatization of the real-life hysteria surrounding the Salem Witch Trials is the perfect way to teach your students the historical facts. This serves as an excellent intro assignment before reading The Crucible by Arthur Miller.
This 16-page download includes the following:
- A 50-minute dramatization of the Salem Witch Trials that includes possible causes for the hysteria and ample historical information
- A reading guide with questions that students can answer as they read aloud
- A key to the reading guide