In their production, their use, and their aftermath, nuclear weapons impact different populations in different ways. Nuclear issues provide a lens through which to understand issues of identity and society, from gender to nationality, race to class.

In this five-lesson teaching pack, students discover how gender and identity are embedded in nuclear issues, by learning from different geographical and historical examples.

These lessons have been designed to help teachers combine social justice, peace and their subject curriculum in the classroom. At a time when feminism, anti-racism and identity politics are pressing issues for young people, and with the world seeming more divided and dangerous, Critical Mass uses nuclear weapons examples to encourage students to consider these complex issues together. It is needed now more than ever.

Critical Mass is due to be published in September 2019. Teaching resources will be uploaded to this page, and will be free to access.


If you would like to pre-order a physical copy of Critical Mass to be posted to your school, click here.


CND Peace Education offers 5 free workshops from the Critical Mass teaching pack. To browse what interactive sessions we can offer schools and universities in England, click here.