As you watch both of the lectures and do the reading, answer the following discussion questions to participate in the optional discussion forum this week.
- What did you find particularly exciting, interesting, or challenging about the assigned content this week? Please make sure to cite both lectures in response to this question.
- Historians always include a main argument in their writing. They provide historical evidence to support their argument. What do you think historian Carol Karlsen’s main argument is in the reading? What does the question of inheritance have to do with which women were accused of witchcraft in late 17th century New England?
- Also, find and include two pieces of concrete historical evidence in the reading that Carol Karlsen uses to support her argument? (More information a previous page in this module about what historical evidence is).
Your initial discussion post should be at least 250 words, that you should answer both questions, and that your responses to the discussion should be thoughtful and advance the discussion — i.e. “me too” and “I agree” do not suffice as adequate responses. Nor does “I agree x thing you said.” Your responses should be at minimum 50 words. If you are confused about what your replies should look like, read over the sample discussion post and replies in the orientation module or talk to me in office hours.
Please remember to include in-text MLA citations and a works cited page. Discussion forums without MLA citations will not receive full credit. If you’re still confused about how to cite, please just be in touch with me! I’m more than happy to help you.