Cold War at Home: McCarthyism and the Red Scare


Resource ID#: 163801 Primary Type: Original Student Tutorial

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Subject(s): Social Studies
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Students
Instructional Time: 45 Minute(s)
Keywords: tutorial, U.S. History, Grade 11, McCarthyism, Joseph McCarthy, Joe McCarthy, Cold War, Red Scare, Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, HUAC, House Un-American Activities Committee, Richard Nixon, Hollywood Ten, Communist Party, CPUSA, Communist, Communism, USSR , Soviet Union, Reds, Loyalty Order, McCarran Act, Smith Act, J. Edgar Hoover, spy, spies, espionage, Klaus Fuchs, Alger Hiss, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Army-McCarthy Hearings, blacklist, interactive, tutorials, elearning, e-learning, United States
Instructional Component Type(s): Original Student Tutorial

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