McCarthyism

Here are resources for teaching about McCarthyism, including a historical fiction chapter book for middle school. The focus of these resources is the impact of McCarthyism on the labor movement and the Civil Rights Movement.
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Tracked in America

Website. Explores the historical context and stories of individuals who have been targets of U.S. government surveillance during the 20th century.
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Salt of the Earth

Film. By Herbert Biberman. 1954. 94 minutes. This classic, powerful film about a miners strike in New Mexico can be used to teach about the intersection of class, race, national origin, and gender.
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World War II and McCarthyism

Teaching Activity. By Gayle Olson-Raymer. Questions and teaching ideas for Chapter 16 of Voices of a People's History of the United States on domestic opposition to the "good war" and the impact of McCarthyism.
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June 15, 1955: Protest of Nuclear Attack Drills

When the Civil Defense Administration attempted to hold a drill simulating a nuclear attack, 27 activists in New York refused to take cover. They handed out pamphlets reading: "We will not obey this order to pretend, to evacuate, to hide... We refuse to cooperate."
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