3P HONORS UNIT GOAL:
Students will write write argumentative essay that makes a case for or against the causes of the central conflict in Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible.
Unit Essential Questions:
1. What is “the truth”? How does “the truth” shape our identity and our relationship to power?
2. Does Arthur Miller’s use of dialogue depict the flaws of the modern tragic hero?
3. What is the impact of larger social forces on freedom and private lives according to Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible?
Tragedy, tragic flaw, tragic hero, foil, motifs, theme(s), Archetypes
OBJECTIVE 1: Philosophical & Historical Context
I. Pre-Reading: Background video on Arthur Miller
II. Reading: McCarthyism and Salem Witch Trials
III. Post-Reading: Compare the historical context and setting of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible by completing Double Circle Map.
OBJECTIVE 3: Analyze archetypes and motifs in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.
I. Pre-Reading: Arthur Miller Quote Analysis
II. Reading: The Crucible by Arthur Miller
III. Post Reading:Tragedy and the Common Man by Arthur Miller & TIMED WRITE ESSAY
OBJECTIVE 4: Write Speeches Responding to Themes
I. Pre-Writing: Quote performance
II. Writing: Group Play Adaptation Assignment
III. Performance: Performance Rubric