The Puritans Culture: Religion and Politics

Small Group Research and Presentations

Prior Knowledge & Class PPT Notes

CLICK ON THE SMALL GROUPS HYPERLINK TO DISCOVER WHO IS IN YOUR SMALL GROUP. THEN CLICK ON THE LINK OF THE PERSON YOU WERE "PREDESTINED" TO LEARN MORE ABOUT.

EACH PAGE HAS A NUMBER OF LINKS TO EXPLORE. PLEASE USE THESE SOURCES ONLY . NO WIKIPEDIA OR ANSWERS.COM

Small Groups - The goal is Six - Eight Minute Creative Presentations (two minutes per person).

Winthrop: from A Modell of Christian Charity
(Start at the line:"... From the former Considerations arise these Conclusions...)
Bradstreet: "To My Dear and Loving Husband" & "Upon the Burning of Our House" (other poems by Bradstreet are possible for presentation)
Edwards: Include information on The Great Awakening, See his sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
Hutchinson: The Puritans and Dissent (see the interviews with Professors Marini and Prothero PBS Series: God in America)
Cotton Mather: See The Wonders of the Invisible World
The Salem Witch Trials See Douglass O'Linder and experience the Salem Witch Trials: Interactive)

 

Small Group Discussion Preparation: (Presentation Rubric: Click Here)

After learning which group you are in, begin your individual preparation in order to be ready for your group presentation. Groups will begin presenting to the class on Tuesday.

Begin by reading and annotating the handout you recieved in class about the Puritans. Compare your RAP (underline, circle, marginal notes) with the in class ( PPT Notes) information. Explore your group's person and include any further Questions and unfamiliar Vocabulary. Reflect upon the Puritans Key Values, Ideas, Beliefs. What is your personal impression of the Puritans in general and of your group's person in particular (favorable, unfavorable or some of both?). Explain why.

Create a Single Thesis Statement (Main Idea) that you will share with the class at the start of your slide presentation.