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Read the following background about the development of English towns and their expansion in Massachusetts in the seventeenth-century.
Look at the images below and describe what you see in detail i.e. clothing, jewelry or body decoration, what they are doing, village layout. Make some inferences about these people based on this image. Compare the watercolor to the engraving.
In this launchpad, students examine structure and characterization in several short stories and consider the significance of humor through a study of several American writers.
In 1691, a group of girls from Salem, Massachusetts accused an Indian slave named Tituba of witchcraft, igniting a hunt for witches that left 19 men and women hanged, one man pressed to death, and over 150 more people in prison awaiting a trial. Through this launchpad, students will explore the characteristics of the Puritan community in Salem, learn about the Salem Witchcraft Trials, and try to understand how and why this event occurred.
The goal of this Launchpad is not only to get you thinking about the differences between Xerxes and Leonidas, the Persians and the Greeks, but also to guide you to greater understanding of the way history is represented and interpreted from a specific point of view.