Thursday, September 29, 2011

Website Spotlight: Salem Witchcraft (Famous Trials)


Website URL: http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/salem.htm

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

In Context: History of Witchcraft Persecutions
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/witchhistory.html

Overview essay by Douglas Linder: "An Account of Events in Salem"
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/SAL_ACCT.HTM

Biographies:

Cotton Mather
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/SAL_BMAT.HTM

Samuel Parris
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/ASA_PAR.HTM

Tituba
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/ASA_TIT.HTM

Sarah Good
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/SAL_BGOO.HTM

Rebecca Nurse
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/SAL_BNUR.HTM

Governor Sir William Phips
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/SAL_BPHI.HTM

Petitions of Two Witches Awaiting Execution
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/SAL_E&P.HTM

You're Accused
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/accused!.html

Salem Witchcraft Trials Jeopardy
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/scopesjeopardy%5B1%5D.htm

~~For outside reviews of the Famous Trials website:

History Matters (The U.S. Survey Course on the Web)
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/4908/
TeachingHistory.org (National History Education Clearinghouse)
http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/website-reviews/14636

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Colonial+Era

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT 

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