Students work in groups to prepare presentations on McCarthyism to supplement their reading of The Crucible. After all, Arthur Miller did write The Crucible as an allegory for McCarthyism!
This handout includes instructions and topics for the presentations. This activity can take 2-3 days of class time for students to research and prepare their presentations (computer lab) and then to actually present their findings.
See The Crucible McCarthyism Group Presentations Notetaker to help keep students engaged during presentations!