How do we keep the world safe in a nuclear age?
Fourth edition. November 2017.
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Today, the world faces many difficult challenges. Climate change, terrorism, and humanitarian crises crowd the headlines of the newspapers. For many, understanding the challenges facing the world is overwhelming. Perhaps no international issue seems more overwhelming than nuclear weapons. The Challenge of Nuclear Weapons raises disturbing but crucial issues for students to consider. The unit is divided into two parts. Each part includes:
- Student readings
- Accompanying study guides, graphic organizers, and key terms
Lessons aligned with the readings that develop analytical skills and can be completed in one or more periods
- Videos that feature leading experts
This unit also includes an Options Role Play as the key lesson and additional synthesis lessons that allow students to synthesize new knowledge for assessment. You do not need to use the entire unit; feel free to select what suits your classroom needs.