Dr. Ray Gen
by Arthur Miller
1. Theme Log.
Keep track of the themes you perceive and the themes we discuss in
class. You should list the themes and
explain their significance in paragraph form.
You should note page numbers for future reference and study for your
exam. This section will be of major
concern for your exam. BE VERY THOROUGH.
2. Character Analysis. Keep track of the major characters in
paragraph form. Note especially Abigail,
Proctor, Elizabeth, Hale, and Parris.
3. Note the importance of the setting. Describe how and why the setting is important
to the play.
Online Discussion Board:
There have been many
"witch hunts" in history. Please research one online. Summarize the
event and compare it with what you are learning in this unit. Post the summary
and comparison. Respond to the other students' comments.
With a partner, carefully
examine one of the following topics: the actual Salem witch trial, Puritanism,
the Massachusetts Pilgrims, the McCarthy hearings, Communism in the USA from
1945-1960, the separation of church and state, theocracies, the Mayflower
Compact, the history of Salem, other witch trials, Cotton Mather, etc. You may
choose another related topic, but please check it with Dr. Gen before you
begin. After choosing a topic, research it thoroughly and explain its
significance to the play. If you are writing with a partner, you must use
60 vocabulary words in your essay. If you are
writing without a partner, you must use 30.
Draft 1 - Dec 9
Draft 2 - Dec 16
Presentation of Project
Your presentation may take
whatever form you wish. You may write a poem, short story, fictitious diary,
create a web page, do a PowerPoint presentation, create a video or audio, write
a song, create an album – just about anything. However, you must in your
presentation relate the research topic, show how it affected play, and relate
the topic to modern American life. Post your project on your web page.