Name: Brandon Edgar
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.
HINT: Hit Crtl+F and a search box will appear for you to search for certain words on the webpage. This will help save time!
1) Getting to know the Puritans – http://www3.delta.edu/pahutchi/puritans.html
Write three pieces of information in your own words for each section – ABSOLUTELY NO CREDIT WILL BE GIVEN FOR COPYING AND PASTING!
Basic Puritan Beliefs and Values
Believed that their religion was the right and only one.
Believed that they would settle down with god
They killed the quakers
Church and govement intertwined because of belief of rules
Only church members had the right to vote
Taxation on all
Hard work ethics
2) Puritan belief of predestination – http://www.gotquestions.org/predestination.html
What is predestination? What role did this play in Puritan society? (Remember what you read in the above section.)
3) Puritan Education – http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/ed416/ae1.html
i. Why did the Puritans feel education was important?
ii. How did they view teachers?
iii. Go to http://www.gettysburg.edu/~tshannon/his341/nep07pg12_13.htm and study one of the books they would’ve used to teach the alphabet and reading in school. Besides teaching those things, what other purpose does it serve?
4) Puritan Law – http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1164.html
Note three laws and tell the punishment for breaking that law. Then briefly analyze what this says about Puritan society, including your thoughts.