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Which Witch?

When most people think of witches they conjure up an image of cauldrons, broomsticks, black cats, and pointy hats. They think of everyone’s favorite Halloween mascot, dawning her long robes and a crooked nose. 1,303 more words

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Salem Witch Trials in Textbooks

In the twenty-first century, a mention of the Salem Witch Trials incites thoughts of disbelief and horror at the idea that so many people fell victim to a time of mass hysteria. 929 more words

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Living History

I’ve never been to summer camp. My mom, an eighth grade English teacher, always had summers off so she watched me and my brothers herself. I think it must have been intrinsic to her, as a teacher and a mother, to use our break from school as an “educational experience.” During those summer months, our days were filled with libraries, art exhibits, science centers, and museums. 1,110 more words

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Forgotten French Colonies

Today in America, many individuals do not stop to consider the French  contributions towards the formation of North America. Many do not recognize the French influence in the Western Hemisphere, apart from some cultural influences in the Caribbean islands and Canada.   1,382 more words

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Teaching the History of Colonial-Era Natives

Throughout time, the history of Native Americans has been a topic often overlooked or ignored. While today we know this history to be one of vibrant societies that had their world changed with the arrival of Europeans, this is a history that is continuously ever changing. 1,680 more words

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The Salem Witch Trials as a Cautionary Tale

In 1692, the Salem Witch Trials engulfed colonial New England in what is often described as a hysterical witch hunt. Twenty people died in the Massachusetts colony as accusations of witchcraft offered explanations for the unexplained. 1,556 more words

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Why the Pilgrims are important today

When asking someone “What is the first thing that comes to mind when you envision the Pilgrims?,” chances are 90% of people are going to tell you something about their big belt buckles, the wide-brimmed hats, or some random fact about the Mayflower. 1,331 more words

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