Webquest for the Puritan Period
Directions: Have your answer sheet beside you as you work on the questions below. Record all your answers on your sheet. You are restricted to the hyperlinks listed below. All necessary information will be found on the selected sites.
1.) What were some of the Puritan’s beliefs and values? List three of Puritans believed that their religion was the “correct” one. They also killed Quakers for preaching “inner light” doctrines. Simple things were the norm, anything excessive was frowned upon.
2.) What is predestination? What role did this play in Puritan society? Remember what you read in the above section. Puritans also believed in predestination; that all events are fore known and foreordained by God. They believed they were born sinners and remained sinners until saved by God. http://www.gotquestions.org/predestination.html
3.) How did the Puritans view education? The Puritans thought education was a way to prevent Satan and his temptations. It also made people literate enough to read the Bible. http://www.nd.edu/~rbarger/www7/neprimer.html
4.) What was the tool Puritans used to teach their children? In addition to the alphabet, what else was taught using this tool? They used the New England Primer to teach their children. Other than the alphabet they also used this to teach religious phrases. http://www.gettysburg.edu/~tshannon/his341/nep07pg12_13.htm
5.) How were the Puritan beliefs reflected in the laws of Massachusetts? Look in particular at the punishments. The believed that the people who did not believe in the god was put to death. http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/religion/rel01.html
6.) Salem Village was the center of the witch trials. Look at a copy of an arrest warrant. What “proof” is provided? There was hurt and damage done to the peoples bodies listed in the...