The Salem Witch Trials: An Interactive History Adventure [NOOK Book]

Overview

The colony of Massachusetts in 1692 was a harsh place. Disease, hunger, and the threat of war made life stressful. Colonists clung to their religious faith and looked for someone to blame. Some accused their fellow colonists of causing the troubles through the practice of witchcraft. The hysteria spread until no one was safe. Will you: Attempt to defend yourself against charges of witchcraft? Try to keep your family together as your mother is ...
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The Salem Witch Trials: An Interactive History Adventure

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Overview

The colony of Massachusetts in 1692 was a harsh place. Disease, hunger, and the threat of war made life stressful. Colonists clung to their religious faith and looked for someone to blame. Some accused their fellow colonists of causing the troubles through the practice of witchcraft. The hysteria spread until no one was safe. Will you: Attempt to defend yourself against charges of witchcraft? Try to keep your family together as your mother is put on trial? Accuse someone else of being a witch?

Everything in this book happened to real people. And YOU CHOOSE what side you're on and what you do next. The choices you make could lead you to survival or to death.

In the You Choose Books set, only YOU can CHOOSE which path you take through history. What will it be?

Get ready for an adventure . . .
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Leigh Geiger
The reader steps into the Massachusetts Colony in the late 1600's and is immediately immersed in the religious fervor and harsh life the colonists endured. In the first chapter the author introduces the villagers' hysteric belief in witchcraft and the slim chance of escaping death once you were accused. With this introduction, the reader is then given a choice of three roles—accuser, accused or family of the accused. Once the reader chooses a role, they can follow it through, making additional smaller decisions to learn their fate. The text is age-appropriate, but realistic. The author doesn't shy away from presenting the harsh realities of mothers being hanged or children dying of disease and starvation. Readers will learn very few actual facts about this historical period, but they will certainly get a sense of the lifestyle. The text is easy to read, but the sentences are short and choppy. With so many decisions to make throughout the story, the reader is constantly turning pages and some of the continuity is lost. As there are many interactive electronic resources available for this topic, students may find this page-turning approach cumbersome and outdated. The author concludes with some additional historical perspectives which teachers may use as a starting point for discussions about the choices the Puritans faced. The text includes several engaging illustrations from this period, a limited glossary index and suggested reading, including Internet sites. Reviewer: Leigh Geiger, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620650257
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: You Choose: History Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 157,593
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Matt Doeden is a freelance author and editor from Minnesota. He’s written numerous children’s books on sports, music, current events, the military, extreme survival, and much more. His books Sandy Koufax (Twenty-First Century Books, 2006) and Tom Brady: Unlikely Champion (Twenty-First Century Books, 2011) were Junior Library Guild selections. Doeden began his career as a sports writer before turning to publishing. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and two children.
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