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35 resources with the concept nuclear weapons

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African Americans and the Manhattan Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A lesson about the Manhattan Project will explode young physicists' understanding of the racial attitudes in the United States during and after World war II. Groups select an African American scientist or technician that worked on the...
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The Cuban Missile Crisis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Cold War tensions led to hostile actions. Scholars use primary sources to understand the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis during President Kennedy's administration. The instructional activity provides primary sources and a...
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President Reagan and the Cold War: Vision and Diplomacy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After years of boiling tension, the presidency of Ronald Regan and the rise of Mikhail Gorbechev paved a new way forward for diplomacy between the United States and the Soviet Union. Using primary source documents, including letters...
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Letter to Truman about the Manhattan Project

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Delve into the past to understand the opposition to the Manhattan Project. An interesting activity is designed to be completed in pairs, groups, or individually. Scholars analyze historical documents, complete an online worksheet, and...
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The Iran Nuclear Deal and Its Critics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What was the purpose of the Iranian Nuclear Deal? An insightful resource explains nuclear tensions in the Middle East and Iranian weapon development that contributed to the Nuclear Deal in 2013. Academics learn the agreement limited...
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Harry S. Truman's Atomic Bomb Address - August 9, 1945

For Students 7th - 12th
The United States' decision to implement the atomic bomb in 1945 is still a source of debate today. Learners listen to the audio from President Truman's speech to address the nation to better understand why the United States resorted to...
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The Invention of Nuclear Weapons

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Neutrons have approximately the same mass as a proton, but contain no charge. Something so seemingly insignificant changed the world thanks to nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, and nuclear radiation. Viewers learn more about the invention...
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How Long Will Human Impacts Last?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
If aliens visit Earth a million years from now, what will they find? Explore the Anthropocene epoch with a hard-hitting video. Viewers examine the changes humankind has made to the planet, how these overshadow events of the past, and...
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Doomsday Machines

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Nuclear weapons changed war forever. Scientists now know that a few of these weapons have the ability to change the climate and cause a mass extinction. Watch a video that details the ways these machines work—and the implications that...
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The Most Radioactive Places on Earth

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Spoiler alert! The most radioactive place on Earth may be much closer than you think! Explore some of the world's radioactive hot spots with an engaging video from the Veritasium playlist. Content includes the units used to measure...
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3 Reasons Why Nuclear Energy Is Terrible!—Part 2

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Many people argue nuclear energy destroys countries and should not be used. An enlightening video offers the three biggest reasons to stop nuclear energy usage. From nuclear weapons to nuclear waste, more than 70 years of nuclear...
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How To Detect A Secret Nuclear Test

For Students 9th - 12th
Discover how science is ready to protect the world against nuclear explosions. An interesting lesson describes how science monitors the world for evidence of nuclear explosions. By using technology to detect waves, it is possible to...
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Nuclear Weapons: What Should Our Policy Be?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate nuclear weapons policies. For this global issues lesson, students research policies that the United States could institute to control nuclear weapon production. Students participate in a simulation to determine the...
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What Should the US Do About North Korea's Nuclear Weapons?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
North Korea, a shadowy nation distrustful of America, is working on a nuclear weapons program. What should the United States do? The question has plagued American presidents for years, but now young scholars get to make their...
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Reform in the Middle East Online Lesson Plan

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Give your class the opportunity to take the time to examine their beliefs and misconceptions about American foreign policy in other countries. Learners begin by moving around the room to identify to others whether they agree or disagree...
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Breaking News English: Nuclear Weapons

For Students 5th - 10th
In this nuclear weapons worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write,...
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Let's Be Friends -- North Korea

For Students Pre-K - 6th
In this English worksheet, learners discuss North Korea. Students brainstorm, debate, and practice their listening skills with this worksheet.
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Debating the Bomb

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners research the repercussions of the development of the atomic bomb.  In this history activity, students read, reflect and discuss nuclear warfare and how it affected the population when it was introduced, as well as how it...
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Connection to Social Studies: Linus Pauling: A Life Well Spent

For Students 9th - 11th
In this atomic energy worksheet, students read about Linus Pauling, who spent years making the public aware of the dangers of nuclear weapons. They answer questions about his work and the social responsibility he took on which led to the...
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Why Is North Korea Going At It Alone?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine the division of North and South Korea. They identify the ideological differences and the tensions between the two countries. They discuss the threat of nuclear weapons as well.
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Kim's Nuclear Gamble

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars view a video clip on North Korea's nuclear weapons. They identify issues between the United States and North Korea. They write any questions they have about the documentary and participate in a class discussion.
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Nuclear Reactions

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners explore current military planning policies involving nuclear weapons, develop an understanding of the history of nuclear weapons and express their opinions about the use of nuclear weapons as part of the United States' military...
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Balance of (Nuclear) Power

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners research the 11 nations that are either known or suspected to have nuclear weapons. They draft treaties to effect nuclear non-proliferation or disarmament among these 11 countries.
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Declaration of Power

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students examine the Korean nuclear escalation. In this current events lesson, students explore the nuclear arms race in Korea and the science that explains nuclear weapons.