Arthur Miller's History Lesson: The Crucible as a Link from the Past through Mccarthyism to Present-Day Terrorism

byElouise E. White-Beck

This unit is designed for an eleventh grade scholars' English class. Targeting civil liberties in America, students will get an overview of civil liberties through the wars in which the U.S. has been involved. Arthur Miller's attack on McCarthyism, The Crucible, in the existing curriculum, will serve as the basis for this study culminating in an original narrative where the students will have to defend their own civil liberties. Through the course of examining the play students will study dramatic structure.

Included in this study are the Nicholas Hytner film of The Crucible, video viewing guides, study questions for each act of the play, two writing assignments, an essay exam, and an oral presentation. Necessary materials are the above-named film and copies of The Crucible. All other information is included.

(Recommended for English, grade 11.)


Comments (3)

    Gina Dickson (Lower Lake High School, Lower Lake, CA)
    Subject taught: English/Psych, Grade: 11
    Well Made Play Chart
    Hi,

    Thanks for having this curriculum available. I am starting The Crucible with my junior class.
    I was unable to access the Well Made Play Chart. Can you email that to me?

    Thanks,
    Gina Dickson
    Barbara Spiridon (The Ursuline School, New Rochelle, NY)
    Subject taught: English, Grade: 11
    Well Made Play Chart

    I also am starting The Crucible with my junior class.and
    I was unable to access the Well Made Play Chart. Can you email that to me?
    DOnna Leopard (Fox Creek High School, north augusta, SC)
    Subject taught:
    copy of well made play
    I am unable to get to this resource; could you please send that to me.
    Thanks
    Donna

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