This 88 page power point presentation is designed for High School students in Social Studies, Science and Debate classes. It can be used as a power point or a hardcopy inter-disciplinary activity. It includes pictures of scientist with short information on their contributions toward the development of nucear power and the race to develop a nuclear weapon by the United States, Germany and Japan during World War II. The Manhattan Project is covered in more detail because of the success it generated with the development of the first atomic bomb. The repercussions that it had on the history of the world.
Twenty-one suggested lessons are included. Debate exist to today about whether the United States should have used the bomb on a deserted island to prove to the Japanese the powerful weapon developed by the United States.
Science teacher can do more indepth and thorough research on the scientists and their discoveries.
The race by North Korea and Iran today shows how relevant this is to the world today.
There is a list of references the teacher can use for more study.