The Bomb Factor
Six lessons to explore nuclear weapons and peace issues, including an X Factor-style competition where groups of students create performances seeking to convince a panel of peer-judges that their stance on nuclear weapons is the most compelling (see this workshop in action in the video above).
The pack is highly relevant to the curriculum and exam syllabuses of English, Citizenship, History, RE, and several other subjects. It is also an excellent way to help meet SMSC and Prevent requirements.
The pack has been awarded the Association for Citizenship Teaching’s Quality Mark, recognising it as an outstanding Citizenship teaching resource.
The main lesson from the pack is a TES Picks Resource, and the pack has also been designated a Global Learning Resource by Think Global.
The pack comprises six cross-curricular lessons:
Put the effects in the order they occur
Tools to debate the issue of weapons in school and global nuclear weapons
Activity C:The Chernobyl Disaster
Study the effects of a nuclear catastrophe
Activity D: Mordechai Vanunu
Was the whistleblower on Israel’s nuclear weapons a hero or a traitor?
Activity E: The Peace Symbol
Learn the origins of the CND symbol and design your own peace symbol
Activity F: The Bomb Factor
Explore the nuclear weapons debate through the medium of the popular music talent show The X Factor! Students create performances and presentations to demonstrate the arguments for and against nuclear weapons.