A Legal Horror Story: the Witch Craze

Target Student Group and Quiz Context

The target student group for this activity can be a 9th grade world history class or a 10 grade US history class. The witch craze that happened in the US and throughout Europe is an interesting period that can be used to get students thinking about some overarching historical topics. This period can be an example of how laws are changed/influenced by “current” events or when looking at the power religion has over law making. These quizzes can be given when students are learning how to examine primary sources for their main ideas as well as an introduction to the US witch craze.

Direct Links:

A Legal Horror Story Primary Source Analysis https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdxzJyf7BMsol1CLoR0UT50kJJ2X7JiEDuZ7kYTrsJjRdH1qg/viewform?usp=sf_link

You’ve been Accused https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSclYqDl4HFLkheAHXuKLOUMfEOTyNMpbu4ldMhJMCHNXZ6bhg/viewform?usp=sf_link

2 Replies to “A Legal Horror Story: the Witch Craze”

  1. Hi Lillian,

    I’ll be honest, I feel like the history of witches in society was rarely talked about, if ever in my history courses. I have an idea of what happened but I think it was due to my own curiosity. I’m excited to hear more about it!

  2. Excellent idea for demonstrating Google forms in action – both self graded and differentiated.

    The self-graded gives useful feedback

    I applaud you organizational skills for the differentiated form. I tried a quite a few scenarios and was able to navigate throughout the form. Always able to go back to start and try something else. The results you give for each option are very informative.

    Sure beats a lecture on the Salem witch trials!

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