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Witch Hysteria
Comes to Salem



This Jackdaw is the appropriate reading level for upper elementary, middle school and high school students reading below grade level. It contains the same, ready-to-use, hands-on historical documents as the original, upper-level Jackdaw; most of the documents are actual-size replicas. The fully reproducible Broadsheets provide historical background for understanding the documents.

Students will learn an object lesson in the danger of mob rule to society and individual rights when they study witch hysteria in Salem Village. Unique historical documents, together with broadsheets, explore the background, events and personalities involved in this famous series of witchcraft trials. Historian: Richard B. Trask, adapted by Muriel L. Dubois. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:

  • Witchcraft on the European Continent
  • No Peace for Salem Village
  • A Town Turned Upside Down
  • The People of Salem Village
Timeline: Dates in the History of Witch Hunts, 1486-1711 Historical Documents
  • Map of the Salem Village area in 1692 with index.
  • Four pages from the Salem Village Church Record Book, November 1691-December 1692 and August 1706-March 1709.
  • The examination of Martha Corey, March 21, 1692.
  • Witchcraft painting: “Examination of a Witch,” 1853.
  • Bridget Bishop death warrant and return, June 1692.
  • William Barker confession, August 29, 1692.
  • Mary Esty petition, September 1692.
  • Jailer’s bill, 1692.
  • Act by Court of Mass. reversing attainders of condemned witches, 1711.
  • Poster: Judges, ministers and books important in the history of Salem Village witchcraft.
  • List of persons who died during the witch hysteria, 1692-1693.
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities

Price: $69.50



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