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Salem Witch Trials Handouts
  • Example S.W.T. Script

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    Students who are witnesses, afflicted girls and witches in the Salem Witch Trials should look at this document.  This is an example of how to turn your "role sheet" into a script that you can turn in for the trial. 
    example_sample_script_witness.pdf 65.22 KB (Last Modified on March 28, 2012)
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  • Paper Template - Court Officer

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    This is a directions sheet for students to follow for writing a paper for a court officer. This sheet also list the responsibilities of the court officer during the trial.
    template_script_court_officer.pdf 72.47 KB (Last Modified on March 28, 2012)
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  • Paper Template - Court Reporter

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    This is a directions sheet for students to follow for writing a paper for a court reporter. This sheet also list the responsibilities of the court reporter during the trial.
    template_script_court_reporter.pdf 78.30 KB (Last Modified on March 28, 2012)
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  • Questions Template - Magistrate

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    This is a directions sheet for students to follow for writing a questions for a magistrate. This sheet also list the responsibilities of the magistrate during the trial.
    template_script_magistrate.pdf 72.55 KB (Last Modified on March 28, 2012)
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  • Salem Witch Trials Verdict Sheet

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    Students are to take on the role of a juror and based on what they heard during the trial. The question to be answered...would they find the accused guilty of withcraft?  Students should explain their reasoning for their verdict. 
    swt_final_decisions.pdf 27.07 KB (Last Modified on March 28, 2012)
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  • Salem Witch Trials Websites

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    If you are looking to research your character or just research about the Salem Witch Trials, this list of websites is a great place to start.  Copy and paste each link into your browser.
    Salem Witch Trials Web Sites.doc 23.50 KB (Last Modified on October 24, 2012)
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  • Sample Template - Accused Witch

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    This is a template for students to follow for writing a script for an accused witch.
    Example Script Accused Witch.pdf 21.48 KB (Last Modified on October 23, 2012)
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  • Script Template - Afflicted Girl

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    This is a template for students to follow for writing a script for an afflicted girl.
    template_script_afflicted_girl.pdf 73.32 KB (Last Modified on March 28, 2012)
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  • Script Template - Witness

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    This is a template for students to follow for writing a script for a witness.
    template_script_witness.pdf 21.01 KB (Last Modified on March 28, 2012)
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  • SWT Fact or Opinion Activity

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    Students use this activity during the Salem Witch Trials to identify fact from opinion.
    fact_or_fiction.pdf 84.46 KB (Last Modified on March 28, 2012)
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  • SWT Letter Writing Assignment

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    To help students perfect their summarizing skills, students are to write letters to a fictitious grandmother summarizing what is happening each day of the Salem Witch Trials mock trial.  Students will turn in all letters as a packet at the end of the trial.
    salem_witch_trial_letter_assignment_pittypoo.pdf 161.15 KB (Last Modified on March 28, 2012)
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  • SWT Reading - Page 1

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    Salem Witch Trails Reading page 1
    swt_reading_page_1.pdf 214.69 KB (Last Modified on March 28, 2012)
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  • SWT Reading - Page 2

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    Salem Witch Trails Reading page 2
    swt_reading_page_2.pdf 255.16 KB (Last Modified on March 28, 2012)
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  • SWT Reading Assignment

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    Students are to read pages 1 and 2 of the "SWT Reading" and answer the questions on this sheet.
    swt_reading_assignment.pdf 62.35 KB (Last Modified on March 28, 2012)
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  • SWT Requirements Sheet

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    Students should refer to this sheet for the requirements of the Salem Witch Trials mock trial.
    swt_requirements_sheet.pdf 116.35 KB (Last Modified on March 28, 2012)
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  • Unsolved History: Salem Witch Trials

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    Students are to answer the questions on this sheet as they watch the video about the Salem Witch Trials. 
    unsolved_history_-salem_which_trial_video.pdf 286.09 KB (Last Modified on March 28, 2012)
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