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Directions: Have your answer sheet beside you as you work on the questions below. Record all your answers on your sheet. You are restricted to the hyperlinks listed below. All necessary information will be found on the selected sites.

1.) What were some of the Puritan’s beliefs and values? List three of Puritans believed that their religion was the “correct” one. They also killed Quakers for preaching “inner light” doctrines. Simple things were the norm, anything excessive was frowned upon.


2.) What is predestination? What role did this play in Puritan society? Remember what you read in the above section. Puritans also believed in predestination; that all events are fore known and foreordained by God. They believed they were born sinners and remained sinners until saved by God. http://www.gotquestions.org/predestination.html

3.) How did the Puritans view education? The Puritans thought education was a way to prevent Satan and his temptations. It also made people literate enough to read the Bible. http://www.nd.edu/~rbarger/www7/neprimer.html

4.) What was the tool Puritans used to teach their children? In addition to the alphabet, what else was taught using this tool? They used the New England Primer to teach their children. Other than the alphabet they also used this to teach religious phrases. http://www.gettysburg.edu/~tshannon/his341/nep07pg12_13.htm

5.) How were the Puritan beliefs reflected in the laws of Massachusetts?
Look in particular at the punishments. The believed that the people who did not believe in the god was put to death. http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/religion/rel01.html

6.) Salem Village was the center of the witch trials. Look at a copy of an arrest warrant. What “proof” is provided? There was hurt and damage done to the peoples bodies listed in the complaint. http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/salem.htm

7.) Look at a portrait “Examination of a Witch.” How are the conditions of the examination depicted? Record full details in a paragraph. There’s a large group of people gathered in a room around the accused. They are looking at her closely and it looks like they are taking the accused clothes off. There are also guards in the room trying to get people out of the room.

8.) Look at the trial records of Sarah Good, in particular, the Summary of Evidence. What kind of evidence led to the indictment of Sarah as a witch? Look at the particular wording of those accusing Sarah. People saw Sarah Good practice witchcraft, and the bird sucked between her forefinger and her longfinger http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/ASA_GOOD.HTM

9.) You are accused! Go to this link to see what your options are once you have been accused.�Record your findings. I would flee Salem so I would have the greatest chance of never being killed for something I wasn’t.


10.) Play Jeopardy and see how much you have learned about the witch trials.


Task: To gather background information of early America and Puritanism by participating in a web quest activity to better understand the times in which The Crucible, The Scarlet Letter, and other writings of the time period [pic] | 78:;

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