This course begins with a historical overview of the environment in Salem in 1692. An examination of the way life was like in Colonial Salem will provide a backdrop to the tensions and circumstances that led to so much unrest. We will then take a look at the specific series of events that led to the accusations of witchcraft and the beginning of the trials.
This course will also profile the people who accused others of witchcraft, and it will examine those accused of the crime. Careful attention will be paid to the legal proceedings used in the trials, how they were influenced by prominent members of society, and the roles played by the ministers and judges. This comprehensive course will conclude with a look at how the trials ultimately came to an end and examine the long-lasting effects they had in American history.
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- Accredited CEUs
- Describe Salem in the 1600s.
- Identify Samuel Parris.
- Summarize the suspicion of witchcraft during this period of time.
- Identify the accusers and their arguments.
- Summarize the magistrates and the suspects.
- Describe the judges, ministers, and the law.
- Identify Bridget Bishop and Rebecca Nurse and their roles in the Salem Witch Trials.
- Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
|Lesson 1 Exam||10 points|
|Lesson 2 Assignment||25 points|
|Lesson 2 Exam||10 points|
|Lesson 3 Exam||10 points|
|Lesson 4 Exam||10 points|
|Lesson 5 Assignment||25 points|
|Lesson 5 Exam||10 points|
|Lesson 6 Exam||9 points|
|Lesson 7 Assignment||25 points|
|Lesson 7 Exam||10 points|
|Comment on Bridget Bishop||25 points|
|Lesson 8 Exam||10 points|
|Lesson 9 Assignment||25 points|
|Lesson 9 Exam||10 points|
|Lesson 10 Exam||9 points|
|The Final Exam||45 points|