This is a bundle of 3 products on the Cold War at home; McCarthyism, the Red Scare and the Rosenberg’s - Cold War Spies. The bundle includes 1 tutorial: The Cold War at Home – McCarthyism and the Red Scare. Also included is 2 stand-alone power point presentations: Cold War - Senator Joseph McCarthy's Witch Hunt and Cold War Era - Julius & Ethel Rosenberg - Cold War Spies.
There is a total of 26-pages in the tutorial and 44 slides in the 2 power point presentations. Each of the slides and pages are editable so you may modify the presentation to meet your individual needs.
Tutorial #1 - This tutorial is a Student Study Guide on the Cold War at Home: McCarthyism and the Red Scare. It comprises a 13-page Guided Notes Activity Worksheet and a 13-page Teacher’s Answer Key to accompany the Florida Students educational resources tutorial: Cold War at Home: McCarthyism and the Red Scare. The tutorial complies with Florida Benchmark Standards: #SS.912.A.1.3, #SS.912.A.6.8 and #SS.912.A6.10.
Benchmark #1: For Florida Benchmark Standard #SS.912.A.1.3. In this tutorial the student will learn to utilize timelines to identify the time sequence of historical data.
Benchmark #2: For Florida Benchmark Standard #SS.912.A.6.8, the student will be required to analyze the effects of the Red Scare on domestic United States policy.
Benchmark #3: This tutorial also references Florida Benchmark Standard #SS.912.A.6.10. In this tutorial, the student will be required to examine causes, course, and consequences of the early years of the Cold War (Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, NATO, Warsaw Pact).
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If you do not have a computer for each student, you can present the tutorial class activity completing each activity as you progress through the tutorial. If you have a smartboard, students can complete the activity at their seat, individually or with partners, and then come to the smartboard to present the answer. If you have computers or a laptop for each student, students can complete the tutorial and add answers as they progress through the tutorial at their own pace. Either way, students can then use the worksheet as a study guide for a quiz or the End of Course Exam.
Power Point #1 – Cold War - Senator Joseph McCarthy's Witch Hunt and contains 20 editable slides.
In the early 1950s, American leaders repeatedly told the public that they should be fearful of subversive Communist influence in their lives. Communists could be lurking anywhere, using their positions as schoolteachers, college professors, labor organizers, artists, or journalists to aid the program of world Communist domination. This paranoia about the internal Communist threat is what came to be known as the Red Scare.
It reached a fever pitch between 1950 and 1954, when Senator Joe McCarthy of WI, a right-wing Republican, launched a series of highly publicized probes into alleged Communist penetration of the State Department, the White House, the Treasury, and even the US Army. McCarthy’s shrieking denunciations and fearmongering created a climate of fear and suspicion across the country. No one dared tangle with McCarthy for fear of being labeled disloyal. Many (friends and critics) were looking for President Eisenhower to step in and put a stop to the investigations! He was forced to act whenever McCarthy began to investigate the Army.
On November 14, 1908, Joseph McCarthy was born into a Roman Catholic family as the 5th of 9 children in Appleton, WI. Although McCarthy dropped out of grade school at the age of 14, he returned to diligently finish his studies in 1928, permitting him to attend Marquette University. Once accepted, he began his journey to become what many historians consider to be one of the least qualified, most corrupt politicians of his time.
Edmund Walsh, a close fellow Roman Catholic and anti-communist suggested a crusade against so-called communist subversives. McCarthy enthusiastically agreed and took advantage of the nation’s wave of fanatic terror against communism. Through the televised investigations into the United States Army and the reporters’ attack, the nation grew to realize that McCarthy was “evil and unmatched in malice.” He was finally censured by the senate.
The Red Scare
Eisenhower’s Timid Approach?
IKE’s “Indirect Approach”
Investigating the Military
IKE, Says Enough!
Who Was Joseph McCarthy?
Witch Hunt Begins
IKE, Says Enough
End of Presentation
Power Point #2 – Cold War Era - Julius & Ethel Rosenberg - Cold War Spies and contains 24 editable slides.
After the Soviets detonated their first atomic bomb in 1949, the U.S. government began an extensive hunt to find out who had provided them with the knowledge to make such a weapon. The U.S. Army's Signal Intelligence Service broke the code used by the Soviets to send messages in the mid-1940s. Some of these decrypted messages revealed that Julius Rosenberg, known by the codename "Liberal," was involved with the Soviets.
David Greenglass, Julius’ brother-in-law, was the first to be caught in this spying case. He then told authorities about Julius Rosenberg's activities. David had initially failed to mention Ethel’s involvement in espionage, later stating that she had participated as well.The Rosenberg’s were brought to trial the following March, and both proclaimed their innocence. By this time, the U.S. military was engaged in the Korean War, and strong anti-communist sentiments were held nationwide.
Julius and Ethel were both convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage, and in early April 1951, the couple was sentenced to death. A series of appeals delayed their execution before being carried out in June 1953. The couple's supporters also requested clemency for the Rosenberg’s from presidents Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower, who both denied to issue a pardon. They are the only Americans executed for spying when the nation was not at war.
Early Life: Julius
Early Life: Ethel
Agent for the Soviets
Prison & Execution
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....The Cold War.