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by Senator Joseph McCarthy

1950

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "'Enemies from Within' Speech" by Senator Joseph McCarthy.

In Senator Joseph McCarthy’s “‘Enemies from Within’ Speech,” he condemns the threat of communism and accuses the State Department of communist infiltration.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Fear & Paranoia and Prejudice & Discrimination as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How can fear be used to manipulate?" and "How does prejudice emerge?"

Ways to support your child: