In this allegorical drama, inspired by the witch hunt trials of 1692-93 and the 1950s Red Scare, the town of Salem is plagued by hysteria and accusations of witchcraft.
Below are some reading passages that we have hand picked to supplement this book. Be sure to read the passage summaries and our suggestions for instructional use.
11th-12th Informational Text 1390L
The Salem (and other) Witch Hunts
9th-10th Informational Text 1210L
Puritan Laws and Character
9th-10th Informational Text 1080L
7th-8th Informational Text 1120L
The Dancing Plague of 1518
7th-8th Informational Text 830L
Witchcraft in Salem
9th-10th Interview 1100L
High Court Reviews Insanity-Defense Case
11th-12th Speech 1290L
'Enemies from Within' Speech