Mini debate: Government leaders have a civil responsibility to keep communities secure in times of threat.
Anticipation debate before reading The Crucible
Daily Journal Prompts (Do Nows)
Group presentation: Each group will be given an event to compare to the themes in the play. From this event, students should use the ideas to come up with compare/ contrast essay. Themes: Hysteria, Reputation, Theocracy, Deceit & Suspicion, Individualism vs. Puritanism
Compare/contrast essay: Write a 4-5 page paper on the hysteria caused in the play versus a mass hysteria in recent years. Students should cite evidence from both the play and from research on the event.
Catholic Connection: International Mindedness: Mass Hysteria in other countries throughout history: What other country’s governments have instilled fear in their citizens? Resources: Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.5 Analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1.C Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1.D Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives, summarize points of agreement and disagreement, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views and understanding and make new connections in light of the evidence and reasoning presented. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.4 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.