"RED SCARE" is an image database about the period of US history that immediately followed World War I, dating from the Armistice in November 1918 to the collapse of hyper-inflation in mid-1920. The resource directly aligns with Ohio's Academic Content Standards, as it gives opportunities to students to analyze instances in which rights of individuals were restricted in to immigrants during the Red Scare. This resource could be good for any classroom setting, and is adaptable to use in the presentation of content or could be applied to group work or to generate discussion. If computers or a projector is unavailable, photos can otherwise be printed for classroom use. The Literary Digest, a weekly compendium of news pulled from various newspapers and magazines both in the USA and in Europe, is the primary source of material for this database. It is a "mainstream" publication and as such is not particularly friendly to radical or working people's movements. The site "RED SCARE" consists of almost 300 images and over 500 text files in HTML coding. This site would sere as a resource for the History BM F and Social Studies Skills and Methods BM A and B.
Social Studies Standards (2001)
Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities
Grade Level Indicators (Grade 10)
Analyze instances in which the rights of individuals were restricted including:
- Conscientious objectors in World War I;
- Immigrants during the Red Scare;
- Intellectuals and artists during the McCarthy Era;
- African-Americans during the civil rights movement.