The Salem Witch Trials
In the late 1600s, something took hold of the town of Salem, Massachusetts. It wasn't witches. It wasn't demons. It wasn't the devil. It was something much worse... Hysteria.
Directions: Look through the picture gallery below. Then, watch the Salem Witch Trials video. Finally, download and read the essay entitled "What Caused the Salem Witch Trial Hystera of 1692".
Lawn Bowling Tournament
Judging by what happened in Salem, you might think that the colonists were all a bunch of crazies. The truth is that they simply lived in a different time. They believed different things about the world, and they lived their lives based on those beliefs, much like we base our lives on what we believe today. Who knows what they'll say about us in the year 2400.
Now it's time for some fun. Much like we do today, the colonists enjoyed playing games. One of the more popular games was called bowls, or lawn bowling. Today, we will hold a lawn bowling tournament. First will need to form teams. Once teams are formed, read "The History of Lawn Bowling" below. Finally, watch the video to the right to learn how the game is played. Then, it'll be time to take the field and bowl it up.