The Salem Witch Trials

Duration: 6 weeks (September-October)

Required Materials: All materials provided

Recommendations: Students who are ready for high school level literature work will enjoy this class, which requires some critical thinking, reading, and writing skills.

Instructor: Amy Sharony. Amy teaches high school history at the Academy. Feel free to contact her with questions about this class.


The Salem Witch Trials are one of those fascinating, what-on-earth-is-happening-here historical moments that capture our attention because they are so anomalous. We’ll approach this topic like historians, working chronologically through primary sources (including court transcripts) to explore the unique combination of cultural, religious, and political forces that contributed to this infamous period of U.S. history.