Write an 2-page paper answering the debate question. What caused the Salem witch trials? What evidence convinced you of the theory you picked? What evidence does the theory lack (in other words, what would a good counterargument be)? How does the theory you picked fit with how you view the world? Did it make you think about the world in a different way, or did you pick something that fit with how you already think about the world? What specifically do you think needs explaining? Do you want to explain why the girls became ill or said what they said? Do you want to explain why the adults in Salem took their claims seriously and executed their neighbors because of it? Some theories answer both these questions; others answer only one.