Download PDF by Michael Scheibach: Atomics in the Classroom: Teaching the Bomb in the Early

By Michael Scheibach

After the August 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Japan’s unconditional give up, America’s academic neighborhood fast involved in getting ready the more youthful iteration for the atomic age. With the aid of the government, effortless and secondary colleges constructed a curriculum often called “atomics,” emphasizing the bomb’s harmful strength, peaceable purposes of the atom and, most crucial, the necessity to keep an eye on nuclear learn. via the Fifties, with the Soviet Union’s buying of the bomb, “atomics” extended to incorporate civil safeguard themes and actions, resembling “duck and canopy” drills.
This publication examines the large curriculum—in social stories, technology, arithmetic, English, domestic economics and art—that emphasised atomics in American study rooms of the early postwar period. Lesson plans, classification initiatives and actions, source fabrics and extracurricular reports are included.

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