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The Crucible
by Arthur Miller

Salem Witchcraft Hysteria
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.

Arthur 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.