Salem Witch Hunt

Mr. Vogel and Mrs. Ritter


Mastery Objective:

Students will be able to locate, utilize, and apply technology from online resources in order to complete a teacher made outline on the Salem Witch Hunt.


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Salem Witch Trials:

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  • This website is organized by a Table of Contents
  • The Table of Contents is broken down into the following categories: The beginning of the Salem Witch Hunt, The ending of the Salem Witch Hunt, Reasons for the Hysteria, Participants, Clerical Participants and Commentators, Presiding Officials, Associate Magistrates, Afflicted, Accused, Killed and Died in Jail


Salem Witchcraft Trials 1962

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  • This website includes the following great resources: A chronology section, Biographies of the important people in the Salem Witch Trials, A copy of an original Arrest Warrant, Pictures from the Salem Witch Trials, Examinations and Evidence, Petitions of the Accused Witches, Death Warrant & List of the Dead, Complete Witchcraft Papers


Salem Witch Museum

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  • This website has a list of facts about the Salem Witch Trials
  • This website also includes a map of Salem during the Salem Witch Trials


National Geographic

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  • This website is organized by Introduction to the Salem Witch Trials, Prologue (opening) , Epilogue (ending) and Ask an Expert


Salem Witch Trials: Documentary Archive and Transcription Project

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  • The Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive and Transcription Project consists of an electronic collection of primary source materials relating to the Salem witch trials of 1692 and a new transcription of the court records
  • This websites includes Documents & Transcriptions, Historical Maps, Archival Collections.



1. Dates/time period of the Salem Witch Trials


2. Background info. on Salem at that time (Puritans.....very religious!)


3. How the witch hunts began


4. Tituba- who is she?


5. Abigail Williams and Betty Parris (What behaviors were they exhibiting when they were
affected by witchcraft)


6. Who were the first people arrested for afflicting Abigail Williams and Betty Parris?


7. How many people were accused of practicing witchcraft?


8. How many were convicted?


9. How many were hanged?


10. How many died in prison?


11. What did they do with the convicted women who were pregnant?


12. What types of torture was inflicted upon the accused in order to make them confess?


13. Did anyone die from the torture?







Created by P. Ritter and R. Wagner 11/2007 Created for: B. Ritter and M. Vogel