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Let's Play The Game… Let’s Play THE GAME…
The Rules… No person can show his/her card to anyone. You must get into a group (no fewer than 4 people. ) 8 in an regular class. You must attempt to have NO DOTS in your group. If you are a DOT, you must try to get into the largest group possible. A group of 4 or more with no dots give each person 3 extra credit points. Any group of 4 or more with DOTS will result in the DOTS getting 3 ex cr points. Let the GAME begin!!!!
“The Dots” 1. How did you determine who was a “dot” and who was a “non-dot”? 2. Were you ever accused of being a “dot” and if so, how did you feel? 3. How did you convince others that you were NOT a “dot”? 4. What emotions are involved in playing this game?
Can you think of connections between this activity and American History? Examples?
Another “Red Scare” Truman responds to spying problem Loyalty Review Board House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) 1949 - 11 prosecuted for violating Smith Act (which made it illegal to advocate or be a member of an organization that advocates the overthrow of the government. The Hollywood Ten Mc. Carran Internal Security Act – required communists to register with the Attorney General, and denied citizenship to communists.
Senator Joseph Mc. Carthy “Are you now, or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party? ”
• Alger Hiss – Richard Nixon brought the charges of spying for Russia. Given two 5 year prison terms (served 44 months. ) • The Rosenbergs – Soviets get the bomb in 1949 – Ethel and Julius Rosenberg gave info on the atomic bomb…death penalty!
Spy Cases Lewis Allen
Watch the History channel special on the Mc. Carthy Hearings Write down information which shows the fear of communism, and the lengths the government went to rid our nation of the “communist threat. ” “Are you now, or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party? ” Mc. Carthy -Song