This lesson is designed for after students have studied McCarthyism and read The Crucible.
In this lesson, students watch two videos from Youtube based on the Red Scare, then they write a response to show how Miller employed the Red Scare into his play The Crucible.
“He May Be a Communist.” Youtube.com. n.p., October 1, 2014. Web. 7 March 2016. < https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWeZ5SKXvj8>.
“The Red Scare: Communist Witch Hunt.” Youtube.com. n.p., October 1, 2014. Web. 7 March 2016. < https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Km0Td-tsE8>.
1. Discuss what an allegory is and why authors write allegories.
2. Review the directions and the rubric for the assignment. (This rubric can be modified to meet the needs of your students.)
3. While students watch each video, they should take notes to use for the written assignment.
4. Students write the response and submit their work with the worksheet so that the teacher can use the rubric.
This activity is a great homework assignment also and easy to complete if a student is absent!