The Crucible

by Arthur Miller


This famous play about the Salem witch trials was also an analogy to the infamous McCarthy anti-communist hearings after the Second World War.

Here are some sites I have found to be beneficial to our study.

Academic Sources

Salem Witch Trial Papers and Documents

Cotton Mather's Sermon Against Witches

The Salem Witch Museum

The Salem Witch Trials


Definition Essay

Moodle Discussion

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.



This statue of Roger Conant stands in Salem, Massachusetts. Roger Conant  founded Salem in 1626.