19 May 2014
Salem Witch Trials Assignment
Through this activity, you will have the opportunity to learn about the events surrounding the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. This assignment will be due on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Students will receive up to 15 points of extra credit toward their lowest test score.
Life in Salem 1692
Visit the website below to learn about the geography, living conditions, and everyday life of 17th century Salem, MA.
Answer these questions in detail:
How many people died as a result of the hysteria in Salem, Massachusetts? ________________
19 innocent people were hanged. Corey was killed by stones. Four men and women died in prison. Giving a total of 24 innocent people died.
2. What was the government situation at the time in Salem?
Salem was under British rule at the time and was waiting on a governor and a charter to be able to enforce laws.
3. What daily challenges did Salem villagers face?
Many families had to support themselves by making their own clothes, growing vegetables, raising animals to get meat. Farming was difficult because of the climate and rocky terrain in the Bay colony.
4. What role did religion play in the lives of people who lived in Salem, MA in the 17th century?
They were Puritans and they were very strict on what you could do within the community. Every week you had to attend church or you would be punished by the law. With the witch trials people had thought if you were involved in witch craft you were doing the devils biding.
5. According to the strict Puritan code, it was against the law not to ____Attend church______.
In the Puritan fate it was strongly disciplined if you didn't attend...