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ERIC Number: EJ1176826
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0610
Myths and Monty Python: Using the Witch-Hunts to Introduce Students to Significance
Apps, Kerry
Teaching History, n170 p8-14 Mar 2018
In this article Kerry Apps introduces students to the significance of the witch-hunts in the modern era, at the time when they occurred, and in the middle of the eighteenth century. She presents her rationale for choosing the witch-hunts as a focus for the study of significance, and shows how her thinking about her teaching has evolved through her evaluation of her students' learning, and her own re-teaching, over time. At the heart of this article is a character-based activity based on a real witch-hunt from 1651 Massachusetts, which brings home to students the nature of accusations of witchcraft during the seventeenth century. (A list of notes and references is included.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; United Kingdom (England)
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