I have just added The Salem Witch Trials Guided Reading (5 mini plays, 6 speakers each – plus 5 quizzes, one for each play). I found the content, on re-reading, truly shocking – how total innocents fell foul of total madness – a whole community decimated by the ravings of a handful of ‘bored youngsters’.
I have also written lectures on:
The Salem Witch Trials & Gunpowder, Fire and Plague
The above are part of a collection of talks/slide presentations (lectures) I have written (and delivered) with notes accompanying power point slides – numbering anything from 20 to 200 depending on the subject matter!
These have been sitting in three large files for the last three years (thank you Covid!) so I thought it was about time they saw the light of day. I will therefore be adding these to my website so that teachers and fellow speakers (I go into care homes) can make use of what I think are useful and interesting resources.
I have just added two new scripts, Dracula and Dear Dracula, to my previous Halloween offering of The Vanishing Pumpkin. Dracula is the original story by Bram Stoker re-told/slightly revised and shortened; and Dear Dracula is a kind of apology for this book/script – an attempt to make the Count and all things scary, less so. The Hidden Gunpowder – is always popular, and lots of fun. Also available, is Guy Fawkes Assembly – a little more historical content!