Lesson Plans
American Literature 1st Q 04.05 Lesson Plans
Week: 09/13/2004 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
Review "Witchcraft at Salem", chapters 1-2--hysteria, the causes of the afflictions; the philosophy of materialism. Do handout reviewing the reading--

Access http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAmccarthyism.htm to review the history of Maccarthyism.
Review Mccarthyism.

Spell/vocab definitions.

Intro to "The Crucible"--the witchhunt; the Salem trials as a metaphor; read through p. 36; consider the structure of the play; consider the introductions and development of the characters.

Spell/vocab fill in blanks.

Read "The Crucible" through Act I; questions: list lines that show that Hale is "precise"; what evidence does Giles have that suggests his wife might be suspect?; what might lead characters like Tituba and Betty to confess to something and accuse others without the confessions and accusations being true? What might motivate them?
Prepare a minute or so of dialog for a class dramatic reading.

Review spell/vocab fill in the blanks; questions.

Quiz on literary terms: poem, rhyme, fractured rhyme, alliteration, stanza, confluence, conceit, skeptic, materialism, psychosomatic, hysteria.
Minnecanos presentation--Mixed Blood.
Review literary terms quiz.

Review and deliver lines from "The Crucible"; read act II; discuss the conflict between Elizabeth and John Proctor in a few paragraphs, formally formated.

Review spell/Vocab questions.
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