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2. Sponsor’s Spot: Getting Out of Debt
3. Weekly Topic: Salem Witchcraft Trials
4. Note from a Printables Club Member
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management
#1. March 2, 2005
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Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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#2. Getting Out of Debt
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#3. Salem Witchcraft Trials
by Barbara J. Feldman
Salem Witchcraft Trials Printable (** for premium members only)
In 1692, the largest witch hunt in American history gripped the town of Salem, Massachusetts. 150 people were imprisoned, and twenty executed. The witchcraft hysteria started in late February, when several young girls began acting strangely. On March 1, one of the girls confessed to witchcraft during an interrogation. The witchcraft scare spun out of control for about a year, until Governor William Phips pardoned the remaining prisoners in 1693.
Discovery School: Salem Witch Trials
What was life like in Salem in 1692? Why did the community allow the witch hunt? Visit this Discovery School site to learn about the religious, economic, and social climate that lead to the tragic witch trials. Best click is the six-minute movie “The Story.” The Teachers Tip section contains lesson plans for grades five through eight, a bibliography, and web links.
Famous American Trials: Salem Witch Hunt
The Salem Witch Hunt topic at Famous American Trials is quite extensive, with lots of original source documents, a photo gallery, a time line, and a good bibliography. But my favorite clicks are the two games. In “You’re Accused!” it’s 1692 and you’ve just been accused of witchcraft. What can you do? Chose one of six possibilities and see what happens next. “Salem Witchcraft Jeopardy” is a quiz modeled after the popular television show.
National Geographic: Salem Witch Hunt
Step into this interactive drama from PBS, and experience witchcraft hysteria for yourself. Before you go, here are a few navigational hints. The blue scroll bars mean there is more to read to the right or below. Clicking on an underlined hypertext will either open an explanatory window (make sure that pop ups are not blocked) or will transport you to the next scene. “A small girl fell sick in 1692. Her ‘fitts’ convulsions, contortions, and outbursts of gibberish baffled everyone. Other girls soon manifested the same symptoms. Their doctor could suggest but one cause. Witchcraft.”
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#4. Note from a Printables Club Member
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#5. Related Games
Salem Witchcraft Trials Word Search
Printable Salem Witchcraft Trials Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/Word_Searches/salem_witchcraft-ws.pdf (** for premium members only)
(Learn how to make games just like these with my step-by-step manual. )
#6. Quote of the Week
” Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.” ~~
Wayne Dyer, American motivational author
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#8. Subscription Management
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