The curriculum unit The Challenge of Nuclear Weapons gives students the tools they need to wrestle with the questions that surround the future of nuclear weapons.
Videos for Readings: The videos below follow the outline of the printed curriculum unit. The headings correspond to the headings in the student readings.
Videos for Lessons accompany lessons in the teacher's guide of the printed curriculum unit.
Scholars Online: Videos for Readings
The Challenge of Nuclear Weapons
Center for American Progress
US Naval War College
Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Former President, Brazil
Former US Senator
P. Terrence Hopmann Brown University
Introduction: A New Nuclear Threat
Part I: The Problem of Nuclear Weapons
The U.S. and Iran: Confronting Policy Alternatives is an interactive lesson plan that engages students in consideration of divergent policy alternatives concerning current U.S. policy on Iran.
The Cold War and the Nuclear Arms Race
The Cuban Missile Crisis
The End of the Cold War
Part II: Three Challenges—Cold War Arsenals, Proliferation, and Terrorism
Cold War Arsenals
Four Proliferation Cases
The Iranian government says that it is producing nuclear fuel for energy, not weapons. What is the difference between producing nuclear energy and producing nuclear weapons? [Joseph Cirincione - 3:53]