This set of lessons extends over several weeks and incorporates all acts of Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible. Students will closely read The Crucible. Students will cite textual evidence and make interpretations about character development. Students will combine the textual evidence with their interpretations and write interpretive statements. In the culminating activity, students will write a character analysis.
An introductory lesson for a unit on Puritan literature. Introduces students to the history of the Puritan movement as well as common Puritan beliefs and values.
In this lesson, students incorporate analyses of characters from "The Crucible" with examinations of original seventeenth-century portraits of Puritans to create a visual portrait of the character. The project culminates in a Portrait Gallery Walk where students present and defend their artwork.
In this lesson students will explore the idea of irony in The Crucible as well as in modern-day memes and use this to create their own ironic meme related to The Crucible.