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The Crucible Unit Plan

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

'The Crucible' by Arthur Miller is a play about hypocrisy and persecution during the Salem witch trials. This asset outlines an instructional unit for teachers to use in their classrooms.

The Crucible

Arthur Miller's The Crucible appears on the surface to be a fictionalized version of a dark period in early American history in which mass hysteria and vindictiveness led to the prosecution and execution of many Salem, Massachusetts citizens who were accused of witchcraft. However, the play is intended to be an allegory for McCarthyism, a political 'witch hunt' in which many American citizens were persecuted by the United States Senate amid accusations of communism. As students read this play, they will have the opportunity to reflect on these two moments in history and compare the events to accusations of political witch hunts in current events. The lessons in this unit plan have been divided by act with some culminating activities at the end of the final act that may be used for evaluation purposes.

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