The Manhattan Project
Students discover the technological and scientific requirements for making the atomic bomb, the immediate effects of an atomic bomb, and the social and political changes that have resulted from the Manhattan Project.
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WWII Project Outline
Work together as a class and get to know the ins and outs of World War II with this engaging collaborative project. Class members are broken into groups to research particular war topics, from life on the home front to the Holocaust and...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Was the Use of the Atomic Bomb on Japan Justifiable?
Intended as a discussion starter, this presentation poses the question, "Was the use of the atomic bomb on Japan justifiable?" Images of the key players and events are shown but there is very little text. Use this resource to get your...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History
Great Minds: Glenn Seaborg, Shaking Up the Periodic Table
Only one element on the periodic table has ever been named after someone still living. Seaborgium is an element with atomic number 106 and was named after Glenn Seaborg. He was a co-discoverer of 10 different elements now on the periodic...
5 mins 9th - 12th Science
From World War to Cold War
From peace at the end of World War II, straight back to war. This resource details the changes in leadership in the Soviet Union post World War II. From the brief attempt at democracy, to the Bolshevik Revolution, and finally to Vladimir...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
From Los Alamos to Potsdam
Students explore the development of atomic weapons and the decision to use them. In this nuclear weapons lesson, students analyze primary sources to determine why President Truman did not reveal the destructive power of the atomic bomb....
9th - 12th Social Studies & History