Story Guides Teaching Guide: The Cold War at Home
Give students insight into how the Cold War affected life on the homefront, from government policies to Hollywood blacklisting, with this collection of activities, articles, and primary sources.
- How did the Cold War impact political policy? Evaluate the use of blacklists; what are the pros and cons of creating such lists?
- What was McCarthyism? What was the House Un-American Activities Committee? Evaluate these practices and policies; were they mostly positive or negative?
- What was the Cuban Missile crisis? Why was this conflict significant to the Cold War?
- Overview: The Cold War at Home
- Visuals: The Cold War at Home (Visual)
- Outlines: Outline
- Transcripts: Transcript
- Lesson: Introduction
- Lesson: 1- Impact on Policy and Culture
- Lesson: 2-Spy Trials and McCarthyism
- Lesson: 3-The Cold War Heats Up
- Lesson: Closing
- Photos & Illustrations: Hiss, Alger: with his attorney at HUAC meeting
- Photos & Illustrations: Hollywood 10 pose during HUAC trial
- Photos & Illustrations: House Un-American Activities Committee trial
- Photos & Illustrations: McCarthy hearings: Joseph McCarthy testifies
- Photos & Illustrations: Rosenberg trial
- Reference Articles: Hiss Trials
- Reference Articles: McCarthy Hearings
- Reference Articles: Rosenberg Trial
- Reference Articles: House Un-American Activities Committee
- Political Cartoons, Posters & Document Images: Political cartoon: McCarthyism and red scare
- Speeches: McCarthy, Joseph: Censure of the U.S. Senate speech (1954)
- Speeches: McCarthy, Joseph: Spread of Communism in the United States speech (1950)
"Teaching Guide: The Cold War at Home." History Hub, ABC-CLIO, 2020, historyhub.abc-clio.com/Support/Display/2153075?cid=256. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.
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