Nuclear Weapons

October 26, 2017
To the Teacher   Ever since the creation of the atomic bomb during the Second World War, people have needed to contend with the fact that humanity is now able to destroy itself and virtually all…
November 7, 2011
On April 15, PBS aired a nationwide two-hour program on nuclear weapons as part of its four-episode series entitled Avoiding Armageddon. Although we applaud nuclear awareness-raising, in a spirit of…
July 23, 2011
by Alan Shapiro   To the Teacher: During the presidential debates the two candidates agreed on at least one thing: "Nuclear proliferation" is the most serious threat to the security of the United…
July 23, 2011
By Alan Shapiro   To the Teacher Nuclear weapons have been in the news recently because of the U.S.-India deal; the Iranian nuclear program; and North Korea and its likely growing stockpile of…
July 23, 2011
by Alan Shapiro   To the Teacher: "Weapons of Mass Destruction" deals with a deadly subject and a scourge of humankind. It includes graphic descriptions; consideration of international efforts to…
July 23, 2011
To the Teacher: The following Document-Based Question (DBQ) exercise on nuclear weapons issues can help students practice for such standardized tests as the New York State Regents Exams. To prepare…
July 23, 2011
Directions:   Read/view the documents in Part A (Documents 1-6) and answer the question(s) after each. Some of these documents have been edited for the purpose of this exercise. As you think about…
July 23, 2011
Directions: Read/view the documents in Part A (Documents 1-7) and answer the question(s) after each. Some of these documents have been edited for the purpose of this exercise. As you think about…
July 23, 2011
To the Teacher: The discovery that North Korea has an active nuclear weapons program in violation of both its 1994 agreement with the U.S. and its signature on the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (…
July 23, 2011
Introduction for the Teacher   The missile defense controversy is now almost 20 years old, dating to President Ronald Reagan's "Star Wars" speech on March 23, 1983 and continuing today under the…