ERIC Number: ED240045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Crossroads: Quality of Life in a Nuclear World. A High School Science Curriculum.
French, Dan; Phillips, Connie
One of a set of high school curricula on nuclear issues, this 10-day science unit helps students understand the interrelationship between the economy, the arms race, military spending, and the threat of nuclear war. Through activities such as role playing, discussion, brainstorming, and problem solving, students develop their ability to evaluate issues and information in order to make educated decisions. Topics covered in the 10 lessons are: the background of nuclear weapons; individual and current world conflicts; weapons; the biological and ecological effects of a nuclear explosion; Hiroshima; radiation; civil defense; nuclear proliferation; perceptions of national security, resources, and a healthy economy; and military spending. In a culminating activity, students are encouraged to express their feelings and explore ways they can affect society. Each lesson includes a plan sheet, readings, student activities, and a homework assignment. Additional materials include an evaluation form; bibliography; and lists of informational, instructional, and audiovisual materials. (LP)
Descriptors: Biology, Budgets, Civil Defense, Conflict Resolution, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Disarmament, Ecology, Economic Factors, Environment, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, High Schools, Instructional Materials, International Relations, Learning Activities, National Defense, Nuclear Warfare, Peace, Problem Solving, Quality of Life, Radiation Effects, Role Playing, Science Education, Skill Development, Taxes, Units of Study, War, World Problems
Jobs with Peace, 77 Summer St., Room 1111, Boston, MA 02110 ($4.00 per unit, $10.00 per set of three units in English, science, and social studies).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Jobs with Peace, Boston, MA.
Identifiers: Japan (Hiroshima)
Note: For related documents, see SO 015 422-424. Several photographs and resources with small type may not reproduce clearly.