This engaging, interactive National Geographic site allows
you to experience life in Salem during the time of the 1692
witch trials. After exploring the site's many features, write
a description of what life was like for an accused person,
or for a person who was simply watching as these events occurred
in his or her town.
Miller's The Crucible: Fact & Fiction
Compiled by Margo Burns, a direct descendant of Rebecca
Nurse, this site attempts to separate fact from fiction in
Miller's play. Considered an expert because of her years of
serious research into what happened at the Salem Witch Trials,
Burns examines several historical inaccuracies in The Crucible.
As a class, discuss the reasons why Miller might have taken
liberties with certain historical facts.