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CEIN Teaching Mandala

CEIN Teaching Mandala

CEIN (Creative Educators International Network) created the teaching mandala where you can go to understand, learn and become inspired to help create the global solidarity for abolishing nuclear weapons.

You can click any of its petals, base, or titles on the first page. Each petal opens links, explanations, experiences, and curricula that you can explore. "Personal Teachers Strategies" will offer you the ideas and experiences of other teachers and how they created or are creating their strategies.

You can also access the Brazilian Portuguese mandala by clicking

Disarmament Education Tool Box

Disarmament Education Tool Box

ICAN commissioned leading expert Dr. Kathleen Sullivan of the Institute for Disarmament Education Action (IDEA) to generate lesson plans for teaching young people in the classroom and general audiences about nuclear dangers and solutions.

Dr. Sullivan created these materials after extensive experience in the classroom and as a consultant to the United Nations. She shares ICAN's commitment to providing information in an interactive and interesting way.

ICAN is committed to honestly and factually grappling with the horror of nuclear dangers whilst including hope and humour to inspire action rather than despondency, which is justified but not very useful in getting rid of the nuclear peril.

Activities

  • 1. Teaching about the Bomb: Interactive Pedagogy (and a few tricks to make learning about mass annihilation fun)
  • 2. Using a simple sound demonstration: To introduce nuclear weapons information and start a group discussion
  • 3. The Last Atomic Bomb: Teaching guide to use with the film
  • 4. The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Game
  • 5. The Contamination Game
  • 6. Widening Circles

ICAN Learn Peace

LEARN PEACE

“The ‘Learn Peace’ package for students includes a workbook outlining activities that encourage students to enter the global arena of decision-making, treaties and education about nuclear weapons and disarmament. The activities inspire and empower students to make a difference in their future and in their world. The activities in the workbook are divided into four categories; English, arts and drama, social studies and outreach. In the classroom students are guided in running a United Nations debate, organizing writing and art competitions, conducting opinion polls and designing your own peace symbol.”

Featured activities:

CND Peace Education

CND Peace Education

“CND Peace Education aims to empower young people with knowledge on peace and nuclear issues and support them in making their own decisions. We have three education packs available. All activities are based on co-operative and active learning.

CND Peace Education can also offer talks and interactive workshops in your school, free of charge. Particularly suitable Citizenship, Humanities, History, English, Politics and Religious Studies lessons.”

CND site's packs for different ages of school children – these are resources for teachers containing different activities, discussion ideas, writing exercises and creative exercises.

Reaching Critical Will Education Kit

Reaching Critical Will Education Kit

Reaching Critical Will's Education Kit contains information and activities related to nuclear weapons, international disarmament and the nuclear cycle.

Maps/Interactive Maps

CTBTO World Map

CTBTO World Map

Interactive map of nuclear monitoring sites, nuclear test sites and CTBT signatory countries. The figures used in this map are approximate and based on official government sources, as well as on information provided by research institutions such as the Natural Resources Defence Council in Washington D.C., and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Nuclear Darkness

Nuclear Darkness

“If 1% of the nuclear weapons now ready for war were detonated in large cities, they would utterly devastate the environment, climate, ecosystems and inhabitants of Earth. A war fought with thousands of strategic nuclear weapons would leave the Earth uninhabitable.”

NuclearDarkness.org provides an info chart displaying flash animated explanations of the devastating environmental effects of a nuclear war and the huge scales of destructive power modern nuclear weapons are capable of unleashing.

HYDESim Map

HYDEsim Map

“HYDESim maps overpressure radii generated by a ground-level detonation; these radii are an indicator of structural damage to buildings.”

This interactive map visually displays the structural damage caused by nuclear blasts of variable explosive yield.

Federation of American Scientists - Fallout Calculator

Federation of American Scientists - Fallout Calculator

“This java-based interactive calculator shows the distribution of fallout, by wind, from nuclear bomb blasts of various yields. The contours depict calculated radiation doses of 300, 25, and 1 REM at 96 hours after detonation.”

Campaigns

Art for Peace 2012

Art for Peace 2012

The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs in collaboration with the Harmony for Peace Foundation are calling on all young artists to use their creative talents to imagine a "World Free of Nuclear Weapons." The contest is open to children and teens, ages 5 - 17, across the globe.

ICAN Million Pleas

ICAN Million Pleas

“The video has been started by a group of school children from Hiroshima, Japan and is addressed to the 9 countries still in possession of nuclear weapons. We're asking people from all over the globe to upload a video clip of themselves saying the word "please". The "pleases" will then be edited into a long virtual chain letter, which will act as a petition to abolish nuclear weapons, worldwide.”

Watch ‘pleas’ from ordinary people around the world and record and upload your own ‘plea’ for nuclear abolition.

Peace Shadow Project

Peace Shadow Project

Created by a group of Japanese artists, the Peace Shadow Project is a collection of human shadows generated using submissions of photographs from ordinary people. Using the medium of conceptual art and interactive contribution from the audience, the Peace Shadow Project is a contemporary and powerful message for peace.

Resources for Children

Kids Peace Station Hiroshima

Kid's Peace Station Hiroshima

“Hiroshima was the first city in the world to suffer an atomic bombing. That terrible experience gave us a new understanding of the cruelty of war, the terror of nuclear weapons, and the importance of peace. Until the day when all people on Earth can live in peace, we will continuously send messages of peace from Hiroshima to the world.”

Various activities and resources for children from the Hiroshima Peace Site:

Read and post a message for peace the atomic bombing of Hiroshima
Top > Kids Peace Plaza > Talking about Peace

Kids Heiwa Nagasaki

Kids Heiwa Nagasaki

Informative site on the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, how we can abolish nuclear weapons and create peace and an animation and picture cards that give info on the bombing.

Presentations

ICAN PowerPoint Presentations

ICAN PowerPoint Presentations

Collection of downloaded PowerPoint presentations from various perspectives and focusing on different areas of the nuclear weapons issue.

UN Disarmament Site PowerPoint presentations

Kid's Peace Station Hiroshima

“The first presentation provides a general view of disarmament through highlighting a broad range of multilateral disarmament issues and initiatives undertaken by the international community. It includes a timeline of arms regulation treaties and a map of agreed nuclear-weapons free zones. The presentation shows the imbalance between global expenditures on military and resources devoted to social and environmental global problems.”

Two presentations from the UN Disarmament site on disarmament fields and the critical role of disarmament, citing parts of the UN charter.

Art/Cultural Resources

Harmony for Peace Foundation

Harmony for Peace Foundation

“The Harmony for Peace Foundation seeks to promote cultural understanding through the art of music, as a bridge among nations and a common path to world peace. Through performances, events, and advocacy we hope to serve as a united voice of reason against nuclear proliferation across the globe. It is our mission to work toward a world free of nuclear weapons, and to help ensure peace for our children and their children. It is our hope that we can achieve a common goal to create a world where nuclear weapons are not needed nor used.”

Harmony for Peace Foundation, founded by a Hiroshima atomic-bomb survivor, is a collective of musicians involved in concerts, performances and advocacy for nonproliferation of nuclear weapons.

"1945-1998" by Isao Hashimoto

"1945-1998" by Isao Hashimoto

"This piece of work is a bird's eye view of history by scaling down a month length of time into one second. The blinking light, sound and the numbers on the world map show when, where and how many experiments each country have conducted."

Video Art work displaying all nuclear explosions from 1945 to 1998.

Media Resources

Video/Images

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation – Nuclear Weapons and the Human Future

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation – Nuclear Weapons and the Human Future

Informative video from Nuclear Age Peace Foundation on the urgency of bringing about nuclear abolition plus link to watch the organization's president David Krieger talk about steps necessary to abolish nuclear weapons.

Genie in a Bottle Unleashed

Genie in a Bottle Unleashed

Film by teenage directors on the nuclear weapons issue that conveys their strong, youthful feelings opposing the existence of such destructive weapons.

CTBTO Public Relations Information Centre

CTBTO Public Relations Information Centre

“The CTBTO offers broadcasters loosely-cut and ready-to-air TV packages on topical nuclear issues, free of rights.”

The CTBTO site's Information Centre contains a host of media resources on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty including video, images, interviews, newspaper articles, recordings and charts and graphs.

Atomic Archive Media Gallery

Atomic Archive Media Gallery

Photographs, maps and video footage on key events from the nuclear age and the effects of nuclear weapons.

SLMK.ORG – Movies and Material

SLMK.ORG – Movies and Material

“If you want to watch a movie about nuclear weapons and nuclear disarmament, there are quite some options”

SLMK site offers a good range of videos on nuclear weapons issues, plus detailed and specific information and links to other related sites.

Nuclear Darkness – Nuclear Movies

Nuclear Darkness- Nuclear Movies

“The largest bomb detonated in history was the 57,000 kiloton (57 Megaton) Russian test in 1961. The fireball was 110 miles in diameter; the radius of the fire zone = about 64 miles. The total area of mass fire, or firestorm, would have been greater than 10,000 square miles if detonated over a large city or urban area.”

A collection of videos (predominantly collected from Youtube.com) of nuclear test explosions, speeches on nuclear abolition, the “nuclear winter” theory and health and scientific aspects of nuclear bombs.

Kids Peace Station Hiroshima

Kids Peace Station Hiroshima

“A mysterious experience was waiting for sixth-grader Mai-chan at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Join Mai-chan for a journey of the heart in search of peace.”

Flash Movie for children about Atomic Bomb victim Sadako Sasaki, told through the character of a school girl visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
Top > From Hiroshima > The Sadako Story 21

Testimonies of Hibakusha by the Japanese government

Testimonies of Hibakusha by the Japanese government

Japan, as the only country which has ever suffered atomic bombings, continues to actively support its atomic bomb survivors, the Hibakusha, to share their stories with the people of the world.With this objective, the Government of Japan has started to introduce to countries around the world and the young generation the first-hand experiences of the tragic consequences of the use of nuclear weapons by translating their stories into English and other languages, in cooperation with the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the United Nations.

Polls etc.

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