by Merrit Kennedy
We've identified these texts as great options for text pairings based on similar themes, literary devices, topic, or writing style. Supplement your lesson with one or more of these options and challenge students to compare and contrast the texts. To assign a paired text, click on the text to go to its page and click the "Assign Text" button there.
Witchcraft in Salem
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.Pair “Witchcraft in Salem” with “Salem Memorializes Those Killed During Witch Trials” to provide students with additional information about the Salem witch trials. Ask students to discuss what the trials consisted of and why the accused were unfairly convicted. How do students think the memorial helps Salem come to terms with its history?