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by USHistory.org

2016

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

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.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Fear & Paranoia and Social Pressure as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How does fear drive action?" and "What are the effects of following the crowd?"

Ways to support your child: