Research Project: Salem Witch Trials
NEW UNIT- Crucible/Salem Witch Trials
Sarah Good: Accused Witch by Rebecca Brooks (2011)
Sarah Good was one of the first women to be accused of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.
The Trial of Rebecca Nurse Posted Nov. 5, 2012 by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks historyofmassachusetts.org
Nurse and her husband, Francis, had a long-standing dispute with their neighbors, the Putnam family, in Salem village about the boundary of their adjoining land, and it is believed that the Putnams spurred accusations against Rebecca Nurse as retaliation.
“Tituba Biography” (2012) http://www.historyrocket.com/Biography/Tituba-Biography.html
Tituba was an Indian woman and not as commonly believed a Negro
Quarter 2 Assessment- Essay (MLA)
Using properly sourced text based evidence, write a 4-5 paragraph persuasive essay for the following prompt: What were the two main reasons people were accused of being witches in 1692?
Tell me about 1692 & the hysteria that was going on. Maybe a little bit about the Puritans and why they would be so freaked out about witches. End the paragraph with a thesis (R & A of the prompt).
Reason 1 & 2:
Start with a transition phrase (Look at the left front board) and go into your first claim. (R & A from thesis). C: Then add a signal phrase with information about where the evidence came from (this establishes your credibility) and add your textual evidence. End it with a parenthetical citation. E: Explain and elaborate how the evidence proves you know what you are talking about. 2-3 sentences after each piece of evidence is great or you can transition right into the next piece of textual evidence and then add your explanation. It should be longer if you go this route. Repeat for each body paragraph.
Start with a transition phrase, then remind me of your argument. This is a great place to add a counterclaim. How did your evidence prove what you claimed in your thesis?