All our videos teach through the power of story to make the history relevant and memorable. In this video-lesson, students learn the amazing story of Joseph McCarthy and McCarthyism during the Red Scare that resulted in a loss of civil liberties and widespread fear and paranoia. Teaching the rise and fall of McCarthy, the HUAC (House of UnAmerican Activities Committee), Hollywood 10, Truman's Loyalty Board, and the McCarthy-Army Hearings that brought about his swift fall from grace in a powerful way students won't forget. ✅ The lessons cover state-standards while making sure the content is still interesting.
McCarthyism Primary Source Activity
After the video, notes, and quiz, students analyze cartoons and a Truman speech answering questions and then matching ideas from the speech to the cartoon’s messages to learn how paranoia and a loss of civil liberties and governmental abuse categorized McCarthyism in this engaging Cold War lesson plan.
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