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The Salem Witch Trials of 1692

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Transcript of The Salem Witch Trials of 1692

LEAD-IN
VIDEO 1

INPUT
WORKSHEET
The Salem Witch Trials of 1692
LEAD-IN
CURRICULUM LINKS
OBJECTIVES
The Ss gain an insight into the political and cultural situation of 17th century Massachusetts as contributing factors to the Salem Witch Trials.

The Ss critically deal with the causes and consequences of the Salem Witch Trials.

The Ss know about the legal procedures of the Salem Witch Trials by reconstructing a court hearing.

The Ss enhance their teamwork ability as they work cooperatively and collaboratively.

The Ss improve their media competence by using interactive learning approaches and material.

REFLECTION
ON VIDEO 1

WARM-UP
VIDEO 2

REFLECTION
ON VIDEO 2

REFLECTION
INPUT
WORKSHEET
WARM-UP
REFLECTION
GROUP WORK
ROLE PLAY
REFLECTION AND DISCUSSION
GROUP WORK
ROLE PLAY
REFLECTION &
DISCUSSION

ENGAGE
STUDY
ACTIVATE
CONTENT: Watching video 1
MATERIAL: Video 1, computer, projector

PURPOSE: - to get Ss emotionally engaged with the topic
- to gain Ss' attention
CONTENT: Reflecting on video 1

PURPOSE: Follow-up activity

- to collect Ss' assumptions and expectations after having
watched the video
- as personalisation by asking Ss further questions revolving
around the topic with recourse to the Ss' general knowledge
- as inspiration for further input and activities on the topic
CONTENT: Giving theoretical input by providing visual support
MATERIAL: Pictures, blackboard, magnets, chalk

PURPOSE: - to give Ss an overview of the political, economic and
cultural circumstances of 17th century New England /
Massachusetts
- to explore possible reasons for why the Salem Witch Trials
could have occurred
- to make Ss familiar with the topic
17th Century New England
CONTENT: Filling in worksheet by scanning a website for information
Comparing worksheet
MATERIAL: Worksheets (A3), students' tablets/computers

PURPOSE: - to give students further details on the topic
- to secure the results of their work

CONTENT: Watching video 2
MATERIAL: Video 2 on DVD, computer, projector

PURPOSE: - to give the Ss an impression of what a courtroom
scenario in Salem might have looked like
- to give inspiration and prepare for the role play
- to appeal to the Ss' conscious / feelings
CONTENT: Acting out the role play
MATERIAL: Props, 2 cameras

PURPOSE: - to increase the Ss' talking time and practice
fluency-based speaking
- to actively engage the Ss in the trials and let them experience
the events themselves from different standpoints
- to help the Ss put themselves in somebody else' shoes and to
get a sense of how people in Salem might have felt
- to illustrate how drastically different the court hearings were
in comparison to legal procedures nowadays

CONTENT: Reflecting on the role play, discussing further questions
and issues, taking up the initial question

PURPOSE: - to start from where the Ss are
- to look at the Salem Witch Trials from several standpoints
- to enhance the Ss' ability to think critically by asking
thought-provoking questions
- to critically discuss the reasons and consequences of the
Salem Witch Trials
- to draw a line from past to present
PLAN C: EXTRA TIME

Ss do the prepared crossword puzzle
PLAN B: RUNNING OUT OF TIME

Postpone or continue the reflection and discussion after the role play in the subsequent lesson.
ROLE CARD EXAMPLES
CONTENT: Preparing and rehearsing the role play
in groups by using role cards
MATERIAL: Role cards, students' tablets/computers

PURPOSE: - to illustrate what a vast number of people were involved in
the trials and how each individual contributed to them
- to help the Ss learn more about the individuals and to find
out about their back stories and motifs
- to help Ss enhance their teamwork ability by sharing
information on the role cards and rehearsing a court hearing


VIRTUAL BULLETIN BOARD FOR CASE 1
The Crucible, 1996. ©20th Century Fox
CONTENT: Reflecting on video 2

PURPOSE: Follow-up activity

- to collect Ss' feelings and impressions after having watched
the video
- to raise awareness of the legal procedures of trials
- to raise the question whether the trials were fair or not from
today's perspective
(LEHRPLAN GYMNASIUM ENGLISCH, SACHSEN)
GENERAL AIMS:

Ss develop sophisticated communication and discourse skills.
Ss are able to understand slowly spoken authentic comments on topics of general interest globally and, although repeating the comments might be necessary, in detail.
Ss are able to follow the plot of English films, if standard language is used and the main statements are supported by images and actions.
Ss are able to ask and answer questions, specify problems and express their opinion concerning discussed topics.
SKILLS AND THEMES IN GRADE 9/10:

Ss are able to express their reactions to things read, heard and seen in a structured and detailed way.
Ss are able to express their personal opinion and take a position in a discussion as well as respond to their discussion partners and address their points of view.
Ss are able to reflect on human behavior and sharpen their view for stereotypes and prejudices by dealing with social and ethical problems.
Ss gain extended knowledge of language and facts concerning history.
Ss know important historical connections within the English-speaking world.
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