Included in this bundle:
1. But It's Not Just Joe McCarthy
Reading from I.F. Stone's But It's Not Just Joe McCarthy. Stone challenges all the anti-communism hysteria in his writings.
2. The Final Letter from Ethel and Julius Rosenberg to Their Children
Primary Source Letter from Ethel and Julius Rosenberg to their children on the day of their execution with questions for analysis and discussion.
3. Crash Course World History #39 - The Cold War
In which John Green teaches you about the Cold War, which was occasionally hot, but on average, it was just cool. In the sense of its temperature. It was by no means cool, man. After World War II, there were basically two big geopolitical powers left to divide up the world. And divide they did. The United States and the Soviet Union divvied up Europe in the aftermath of the war, and then proceeded to spend the next 45 years fighting over the rest of the world. It was the great ideological struggle, with the US on the side of capitalism and profit, and the USSR pushing Communism, so-called. While both sides presented themselves as the good guy in this situation, the reality is that there are no good guys. Both parties to the Cold War engaged in forcible regime changes, built up vast nuclear arsenals, and basically got up to dirty tricks. If you had to pick a bad guy though, I would point out that the USSR had no intention of bringing Laika the Cosmonaut Dog home alive. That poor dog never had a shot.
Could be used in a U.S. History or World History Cold War unit.