The Salem Witch Trials of 1692-1693 were by far the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft hysteria in American history. Yet Salem was just one of many incidents during the Great Age of Witch Hunts which took place throughout Europe and her colonies over many centuries. Indeed, by European standards, Salem was not even a large outbreak. But what exactly were the factors that made Salem stand out?
Discovery Education provides students with an interactive site that contains various additional resources and information to enrich the users background knowledge of the Salem Witch Trials. The site also includes teacher tips for incorporating this activity into a lesson. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.7