Lesson Details


  • Name: McCarthyism
  • Code: H.4.10.USA.23
  • Specification Reference: 8145
  • Keywords: N/A
  • Objectives: The focus should be on the causes and effects of McCarthyism including his downfall. Why there was such an extreme fear of communism? Students should have an awareness of the broader context of the Cold War in order to understand the roots of McCarthyism
  • Competency: "Describe the attitudes to Communism in America "
  • Proficiency: "To judge the importance of events in the Red Scare "
  • Mastery: "To analyse the importance of events in the Red Scare and define McCarthyism "

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