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English 10/11
The Scarlet Letter

Webquest
The Scarlet Letter of the Law in Puritan New England
Introduction: Often in literature characters are influenced by the religious and social customs of the period in which they live. Researching various aspects of Puritan life during the seventeenth century in America will help you gain insight into the setting, characters, and conflicts you will encounter when we begin reading The Scarlet Letter.
The Task: In preparation for reading Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, you will be expected to research various events and aspects of Puritan life in the 1600s.

  • Daily Life in Salem in the 1600s


I. Daily Life in Salem
Answer the following questions about daily life in the 1600s in Puritan New England.

  1. Describe the clothing worn by men and women in Salem. What types of fabrics were used?

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  1. How did their clothing support their religious views?

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  1. Describe the types of homes that probably existed in Salem. Explain what a palisade is and why it was necessary.

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  1. Describe the family life of Puritans?

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  1. Describe a Puritan meal.

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  1. How did their food and eating habits support their religious views?

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Daily Life in Salem Web Links

Daily Life in a Puritan Village


Pioneer Houses
Puritan Massachusetts
Puritan Clothing
Puritan Women
Puritan Children
Colonial Daily Life

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mosmd/clothing.htm

http://mrswiles.wikispaces.com/Salem+in+the+1600s

http://www.brighthubeducation.com/history-homework-help/112142-daily-life-of-a-puritan-colonist/

http://www.east-buc.k12.ia.us/00_01/ca/13c6.htm

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schooladventures/salemwitchtrials/life/children.html



II. Puritanism and Government
Answer the following questions about Puritanism.


  1. What are the basic Puritan beliefs? List at least five.

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  1. What is predestination?

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  1. How would Puritans view those of other faiths?

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  1. Why did Puritans come to the New World?

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  1. What is a theocracy and how would it affect the Puritans?


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Puritanism and Government Web Links


Background on Puritan Theology

The Legacy of Puritanism

http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/puritantheology.htm

http://thehistoricpresent.wordpress.com/2008/10/27/the-puritans-and-freedom-of-religion/

http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/eighteen/ekeyinfo/legacy.htm

http://www3.gettysburg.edu/~tshannon/hist106web/site15/BOBS/puritanbeliefpage11.htm

http://plsquared.weebly.com/massachusetts-during-the-colonial-period.html
III. Crime and Punishment

You have just entered the seventeenth century of Puritan crime and punishment. You have been found guilty of a crime, and now you will be punished for it. The crime and punishment is up to you; but keep in mind that you are now a Puritan, so you need to share your impressions, ideas, and beliefs concerning events as a Puritan would have witnessed them.



1. According to the “Articles, Laws and Orders” that Virginia ministers were required to read to their congregations every Sunday, what was the punishment for failing to attend church?

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2. What was Boston Roger picked up for and what was his punishment?

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3. Give an example of these strict laws being applied to a child.

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4. What was Captain Kemble punished for? Do you believe his punishment was justified? Why or why not?

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5. Most early systems of justice were predicated (baased) on the concepts of vengeance (revenge) and deterrence, but how did Colonial practice take the matter a step further?

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6. What were the stocks, bilboes, ducking stools, the brank, whipping posts, pillories, branding and maiming, the gallows, and which crime was associated which each?

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Crime and Punishment Web Links


Colonial Crimes and Punishments

http://www.history.org/foundation/journal/spring03/branks.cfm


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