Students can be broken into different groups to examine each area or rotate through each group to consider all of the different aspects. (Political, economic, social, and technology)
Students will have the opportunity to examine the consequences of the atomic bomb through a variety of perspectives.
Examine the consequences of the atomic bomb through a variety of perspectives
Examine and analyze primary and secondary sources
Determine the most important consequences of the atomic bomb
1.1 The student will recognize and evaluate significant choices and consequences that have impacted our lives and futures.
1.2 The student will analyze the context and draw conclusions about choices and consequences.
1.3 The student will investigate and connect examples of choices and consequences with contemporary issues.
1.4 The student will use their understanding of choices and consequences to make a claim or advance a thesis using evidence and argument.
Science and technology
Science behind the bomb
Science of the atomic bomb
(Lesson on the science of the atom)
Background from Department of Energy
Manhattan Project: A Miniature Solar System, 1890s-1919 (osti.gov)
Robert Oppenheimer article from 1949
Primary resources on the decision to drop the bomb
(Sources from the National Archives)