Nuclear Weapons and American Identity

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Nuclear Weapons have become part of American Identity, and the roots of the nuclear story have elements of American exceptionalism, racism, and colonialism. This module explores linkages between U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy and American exceptionalism, racism, and colonialiNuclear Weapons have become part of American Identity, and the roots of the nuclear story have elements of American exceptionalism, racism, and colonialism. This module explores linkages between U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy and American exceptionalism, racism, and colonialism. The lessons each stand on their own if there is not time to explore the whole unit.

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Divisible Explanation This activity consists of 3 separate lessons plans of 45 minutes each.
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  • Students will analyze and think critically about American identity and nuclear weapons.
  • Students will identify major events in nuclear history.
  • Students will connect WWII events to a history of colonialism, racism, and American exceptionalism.
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