Paired Texts > Queens of the Spy World Whose Intrigues Sway the Fate of Nations
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In "Drones Put Spying Eyes in the Sky," scientists are finding ways to use drones, or unmanned flying robots, in research and conservation efforts.Pair “Drones Putting Spying Eyes in the Sky” with “Queens of the Spy World Whose Intrigues Sway the Fate of Nations” and ask students to discuss the evolution of spying. How has technology advanced this field? Does spying with drones provide the same quality of information as human spying?
In "One Woman's War Efforts During WWII," a Jewish woman who left Germany for America, Lotte Magnus, is interviewed and describes her experiences coming to the United States and aiding in the war.Pair “One Woman’s War Efforts During World War II” with “Queens of the Spy World Whose Intrigues Sway the Fate of Nations” and ask students to compare the women’s efforts featured in both of these texts. How are women portrayed in both texts?
In this 1948 article from the New York Times archive, Nona Brown discusses the United States' decision to integrate women into the military.Pair “Queens of the Spy World Whose Intrigues Sway the Fate of Nations” with “The Armed Forces Find Woman Has a Place” to provide students with additional examples of how women were used during times of conflict. How do both texts explore the ways in which women were a seen to be a “better fit” for certain tasks than men?
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.Pair “McCarthyism” with “Queens of the Spy World Whose Intrigues Sway the Fate of Nations” and ask students to discuss American history regarding espionage, especially during the Cold War. How was espionage used in the United States? How does the U.S. view espionage compared to the rest of the world?