Witches_part2 (1)

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What type of people do you think were accused of using witchcraft and why? Image Courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts Illustration "Arresting a Witch"
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What crimes/actions were witches accused of ? Image Courtesy of Glasgow University Library, Special Collections
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Witches and Witchcraft
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To explore witch trials and their outcomes To discover what punishments supposed witches received for practising witchcraft …Aims of the lesson:
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The Trial of George Jacobs, August 5, 1692 ”. By T.H. Matteson, Oil on canvas, 1855. (Photo by Mark Sexton). Courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts. Discuss what you think is happening in the picture. Who are these people?
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People affected by witchcraft faint Young girl accusing George Jacobs of  being a Warlock George Jacobs –  accused of witchcraft What do you think this lady is doing?
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H a n g e d i S l m , N w E 1 6 9 2 The  pe o ple  o f S a le m  s uffe re d a  g re a t de a l prio r  to  1692. Ta xe s  we re  hig h a nd a  num b e r o f  pe o ple  we re  kille d b y India ns , who  we re   tho ug ht to  b e  a g e nts  o f the  De vil. In fa c t the  pe o ple  o f S a le m  who  ha d a rrive d a s   c o lo nis ts  fro m  Euro pe  b e fo re  1692 s uffe re d s o   m a ny ha rds hips  tha t it is  no  wo nde r tha t m a ny  tho ug ht tha t the  De vil wa s  a m o ng s t the m   c a us ing  thing s  to  g o  wro ng . As  yo u kno w b e lie f in witc hc ra ft wa s  no t ne w in the  1600’s . In Eng la nd the   c hurc h ha d g ive n lic e ns e s  to  m inis te rs  to  c a s t o ut de vils  a nd Ma tthe w Ho pkins   ha d b e e n e m plo ye d to  ro und up witc he s  fo r e xe c utio n. Eve nts  in S a le m ,  Mas s a c hus e tts , Ne w Eng la nd
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wa lking . Whe n a c c us e d o f witc hc ra ft a nd ta ke n b e fo re  the  m a g is tra te s , o ne  o f  who m  b e g a n the  tria l with the  wo rds , “He re  a re  tho s e  tha t a c c us e  yo u o f a c ts  o f  witc hc ra ft”, G e o rg e  Ja c o b s  re plie d b ra ve ly, “We ll, le t us  he a r who  a re  the y a nd  wha t a re  the y.”  Whe n his  s e rva nt s to o d fo rwa rd a nd a c c us e d him  o f pra c tis ing  witc hc ra ft G e o rg e  Ja c o b s  re plie d with:   “Yo u ta x m e  fo r a  wiza rd: yo u m a y a s  we ll ta x m e  fo r  a  b uzza rd. I ha ve  do ne  no  ha rm .” The  m a g is tra te s   a s ke d him  to  re c ite  the  Lo rd’s  Pra ye r a nd he   a ppa re ntly “m is s e d o ut s e ve ra l pa rts  o f it”. G e o rg e  Ja c o b s  wa s  c o nde m ne d
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course EL ED 365 taught by Professor Brothermercier during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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