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ERIC Number: ED240045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 94
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
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)
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
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jobs with Peace, Boston, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Japan (Hiroshima)