Teacher's Guide for COBBLESTONE ® Anne Hutchinson
Teacher Guide prepared by: Celestine Smith Candida.
Use the articles in this issue as a basis for your research.
- to examine the role of women in American history
- to understand the relationship between church and the state
HISTORY / GEOGRAPHY
- The male authorities at Massachusetts Bay were upset with Anne Hutchinson
because she wouldn't "stay in her place." Discuss what this phrase meant and
how it applied to Hutchinson.
- How would the Great Migration affect London's economy in the 17th century?
- Imagine that you and your family were sailing aboard the Griffin to
Massachusetts Bay. Since there's not much that you can do aboard ship, you decide
to keep a journal about your experiences.
- Compare the colonies of Rhode Island and Massachusetts Bay.
- Create an encyclopedia of historical figures mentioned in this issue.
- Create an illustrated time line of the events in Anne Hutchinson's life.
- What were the differences between the beliefs of the Puritans and the Society of Friends (Quakers)?
- Why do you think the Puritans became the oppressors when the Quakers moved into Massachusetts?
- Based on the treatment of Anne Hutchinson at Massachusetts Bay, explain why
church and state should be separate.
- In the article "Religious Tension," explain the following quote
Elizabeth settled for a church that looked Catholic and sounded Protestant.
- Read the article "Wife and Mother" and then compare the life of your or a friend's mother in the 21st century with the life of a colonial mom living in the 17th century.
- Find an example of an obituary in your local newspaper. Write obituaries for Anne Hutchinson and Mary Dyer based on information in this issue.
- Perform a reading of the play "Trial of the Century" for some classes at
your school. Write some discussion questions that you can ask the audience when the play is over.
- Cover Anne Hutchinson's trial using the mediums of print, radio and video. Group one will write a story and draw a political cartoon about the trial. Group two will make a tape recording of the trial. Group three will film a video news cast of the trial.
- Use any of the vocabulary words in a word search, crossword puzzle, or as a flash card game.