To understand the importance of controlling the development and use of nuclear weapons.
1 class period
The lesson includes three reading sections entitled:
• Earliest Nuclear Weapons
• Nuclear Weapons and the Cold War
• Control of Nuclear Weapons
Each section is followed by five True/False questions and two Thought Questions, all of which are based on information from the reading. The Thought Questions require brief written answers (40-60 words) and help students develop critical thinking skills.
Teacher Instructions and answer key included.