Today as we read, we will be looking for the following four items:
EVIDENCE: How is the handling or use of evidence similar or different from today’s use of evidence, or the use of evidence during the McCarthy hearings?
COURTROOM PROCEDURES: How are courtroom procedures in The Crucible similar or different to those during the McCarthy hearings or today?
MCCARTHY ERA CHARACTERS: Which characters resemble McCarthy the most? Who resembles those accused of communism? What other characters are representative of people from the McCarthy hearings?
INTEGRITY: How is integrity questioned in Act III? How is questioning someone’s integrity a strong thing to do? How does it influence the power structure between two people?
Use your knowledge from American history, and from the McCarthyism/Red Scare review we completed last week to locate examples from the text.
OBJECTIVE: Recognize the parallels between the McCarthy hearings and The Crucible.
CCSS: RL.11-12.1: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. RL.11-12.9: Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem.