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by USHistory.org

2016

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 "McCarthyism" by USHistory.org.

The informational text “McCarthyism” discusses the United States’ fear of communism during the Cold War and the unfair trials led by Senator Joseph McCarthy to root out supposed communist spies.

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Fear & Paranoia as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How does fear drive action?" and "How can fear be used to manipulate?"

Ways to support your child: