Atomic Heritage Foundation: Atoms for Peace
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Students evaluate the positive aspects of nuclear developments.

Atomic Heritage Foundation: Government and the Bomb
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tudents read Einstein’s letter to President Roosevelt, and draft their own response from Roosevelt, in order to understand the cooperation between scientists and the government during the Manhattan Project.

Atomic Heritage Foundation: Female Scientists at Los Alamos
Atomic Heritage Foundation

Female scientists at Los Alamos are not often discussed, but they played an integral role in the creation of the atomic bomb.

Effects of the Bomb Effects of the Bomb
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Students engage with primary resources to form opinions on the decision to drop the bomb.

Atomic Heritage Foundation: Competing Interests - Scientists vs. Military
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Students explore the unique role that scientists and the military played during the Manhattan Project.

Atomic Heritage Foundation: Document Based Question on the Manhattan Project
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Students are introduced to the Manhattan Project with film and open discussion, then use primary source documents to write an essay about the Manhattan Project.

Atomic Heritage Foundation: Petitioning Against the Bomb
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Students simulate scientists involved in the protest agains the bomb.

Atomic Heritage Foundation: New Mexico History
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Students write and design an original book about the Manhattan Project for elementary school children.

Atomic Heritage Foundation: Oppenheimer and the Bomb
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Students read a piece on the Oppenheimer biography American Prometheus by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin and engage in discussion on Oppenheimer’s role in the project.

Atomic Heritage Foundation: Nuclear Fission and its Uses
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Students learn the basics of nuclear fission and explore its uses from the Manhattan Project onward. They are then asked to take sides on whether or not this technology has been a positive or negative development.

Atomic Heritage Foundation: Trinity
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Students imagine the scene at Trinity through a variety of creative writing assignments.

Atomic Heritage Foundation: The Explosion of the Bomb
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Students are introduced to the explosion of the bomb through crafts.