Parent Guide > Witchcraft in Salem
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This week in class, we’re reading "Witchcraft in Salem" by USHistory.org.
The informational text "Witchcraft in Salem" recounts how mass hysteria gripped the town of Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692-1693, a period now known as the Salem Witch Trials.
"How does fear drive action?" and "What are the effects of following the crowd?"
Ways to support your child:
Ask your child about this informational text at home:
- What was "Witchcraft in Salem" about?
- What did you learn about Fear & Paranoia?
- What did you learn about Social Pressure?
- Watch the following clips with your child at home: