Disarmament & nuclear weapons

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Disarmament & nuclear weapons

  1. 1. DisarmamentThe United Nations in theireffort to facilitate peaceand security throughout theworld
  2. 2. Our Objective• SWBAT explore the use of nuclearweapons and discuss the possiblethreat of use present day
  3. 3. Define in ContextNuclearWeapons
  4. 4. Think-Pair-Share• What do you know about WWII?• Who fought?• Why did it start?• Where was it fought?• How did it end?• Effects on society?• Cold War?• Cuban Missile Crisis?
  5. 5. Let me introduce…“Imagination ismore importantthan knowledge”Why?
  6. 6. So Lets Use OurImagination!
  7. 7. • The Sound of all of the ammo inWWII• ALL OF THE FIRE POWER OF THE WHOLEWORLD!• Including the bombs dropped onHiroshima & Nagasaki• What kind of ammunition did theyuse?
  8. 8. SO Lets hear a little aboutthe devastationccaused by nuclear bombsdropped in Japan• Testimonials from people who havesurvived.• Please listen quietly.• http://cyberschoolbus.un.org/dnp/hibakusha_popup.html
  9. 9. Let Me Explain!• In the worldtoday• 9 nations whocurrently havenuclear weapons• United States• Russia• United Kingdom• France• Israel• India• Pakistan• 27,000nuclearweapons onthe earth• Mostly heldby the UnitedStates &Russia
  10. 10. Now CLOSE YOUR EYES
  11. 11. HE ALSO SAID…“The Splitting of an atom has changed everything,save our mode of thinking,And thus we drift toward unparalleled catastrophe”
  12. 12. How Do You Feel?•DO NOT INTERJECT!!!!!
  13. 13. • What are the implicationsof having NuclearWeapons?
  14. 14. • Should we get rid of them?
  15. 15. Think-Pair-Share• Do they ensure our peace?• Do they ensure our security?• Who should be allowed tohave them?• Who should not be allowedto have them?
  16. 16. What kind of threat donuclear weapons posetoday?Are they a threat?Who threatens to use them?Who is threatened by them?
  17. 17. LETS SEE WHAT GOING ON IN THEWORLD TODAY!• DIRECTIONS:• Lets put you into groups• Answer the following questions inyour notebook.• Next time we meet/discuss yourresponses in groups and chart youranswers on butcher paper.1. Who allegedly has the nuclearweapons?2. What type of intervention isoccurring?3. Is the alleged country complying?

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