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.
Female scientists at Los Alamos are not often discussed, but they played an integral role in the creation of the atomic bomb.
Students engage with primary resources to form opinions on the decision to drop the bomb.
Students explore the unique role that scientists and the military played during the Manhattan Project.
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.
Students simulate scientists involved in the protest agains the bomb.
Students write and design an original book about the Manhattan Project for elementary school children.
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.
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.
Students imagine the scene at Trinity through a variety of creative writing assignments.
Students are introduced to the explosion of the bomb through crafts.