Red Scare Lesson

Source: https://pixabay.com/photos/indoors-room-soviet-3359767/
Source: https://pixabay.com/photos/indoors-room-soviet-3359767/

Learning objectives

In this lesson, students will gain an understanding of the Second Red Scare during the Cold War. They will develop an awareness of the key people groups, events, and concepts associated with this event. Students will have the opportunity to achieve this through choosing their own method of learning, from reading, research, and watching options, as well as the chance to engage in extension activities. This lesson includes a self-marking quiz for students to demonstrate their learning.

How would you like to learn?

Option 1: Reading


Step 1: Download a copy of the reading questions worksheet below:

Step 2: Answer the set questions by reading the following webpage:


Option 2: Internet research


Download a copy of the research worksheet below and use the internet to complete the tables.


Option 3: Watch video


Step 1: Download a copy of the viewing questions worksheet below:

Step 2: Answer the set questions by watching the following video:


Resources for subscribers



Extension activities