A stand alone ice breaker lesson for learning about the psychology behind the Salem Witch Trials.
Targeting Level 2/3 (ages 10-13).
Originally created as a Primary Transition lesson to get the new S1 cohort excited about history. Prepare for this to get LOUD!
Introduction-making Salem seem like a happy place, talking about migrants.
Change of Scene- young girls under attack! Change of music! Starting to use the word witches.
Main Task- looking at the map of Salem. Role Play cards to be given out.
Recap- Did the class burn the witch?
Students are strongly encouraged to move around, talk to each other in character and accuse each other of witchcraft.
Music for lesson on last slide. Useful for setting the scene.
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