Presentation on theme: "House of Cards Rules of the Game: Your task is to build a house of cards. Every person in the group must participate actively. There is an internal traitor."— Presentation transcript:
House of Cards Rules of the Game: Your task is to build a house of cards. Every person in the group must participate actively. There is an internal traitor in your group who will sabotage your efforts. (I selected this person before class.) You have 7 minutes to build the tallest house. Work well together and you could win!
Discussion Questions Can you identify the “internal traitors or Reds” among us? Why did you think there were traitors? How did that thinking affect what you saw and what you did? How did the knowledge of possible traitors affect the simulation and group as a whole? What “proof” did you have? Define paranoia. How might this paranoia affect the United States at home during the Cold War?
Cold War at Home Definitions Paranoia: extreme, irrational distrust of others Mass Hysteria: a socially contagious frenzy of irrational behavior in a group of people as a reaction to an event
Concluding Discussion Question Consider the actions of the U.S. government during the Second Red Scare. –Were the actions of the U.S. government fair? Justified? Explain.
Concluding NB Reflection LETTER GRADECOMMENTS TREATMENT OF AMERICANS BY GOV’T DURING THE COLD WAR How will you grade the actions of the U.S. government at Home during the Cold War?
Concluding Final Discussion Should the United States be allowed to: create a lists of American citizens who are communist? lists of suspected terrorists without proof? hold possible terrorists without proof?