Today, I begin a look at some of my most memorable projects. Many of these became successful workshops that I led with groups of teachers. This one, enhanced by graduate work for my Master's is one of my favorites.
My husband and I enjoyed a mini-vacation to Salem in the Summer of 2001, where I did the basic research. We both learned a lot about the history of the area. As a young teen, I visited The House of the Seven Gables with my parents and my grandmother as I was reading it in my high school English class. That visit did much to improve my interest in reading Hawthorne.
Take a visit to my Web page, called Hunting for Witches. Let me know how I could improve this page and what ideas you have for using it in your classroom or graduate class.
Thanks to John Judge, a professor in Lesley's Online Master's in Technology program, this page took a great leap in improvement.
Photo [collection of the author]
The Towne Sisters at Salem's Wax Museum. These three woman, shackled together, were Rebecca Towne Nurse, Mary Town Esty and Sarah Towne Cloyse. They were upstanding women of the church and community and did nothing to deserve being accused of witchcraft.
Posted by: Midge Frazel, 23 April 2007