This workshop helps students understand the role that the witch-finders Matthew Hopkins and John Stearne played in the East Anglian witch-hunts of 1645-7. It gives students practice in analysing primary source evidence from the period, and encourages them to empathise with the people involved in the witch-hunts by means of role-play. It is structured by the powerpoint presentation and lesson plan, which frame the group analysis of case-studies (five case-studies are provided) and role-play activity (see role-play handout). It can be run over one or extended to two teaching hours.
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