Online Curriculum Portals

Online Curriculum Portals 2017-06-20T11:44:15+00:00

Hibakusha Stories recommends:

A World without Weapons, created by the United Nations Association of Canada, offers six teacher’s guides and student’s manuals on disarmament and non-proliferation issues. It also provides evaluation tools for both teachers and students and suggests several ways to get involved to promote the cause of disarmament.

Children of the Atomic Bomb is a website developed by Dr. James N. Yamazaki of University of California at Los Angeles. The website contains lesson plans geared to high school and college students to explore themes associated with nuclear disarmament.

Learn About Nuclear Weapons is the English version of a Web-based educational material from the Swedish Physicians against Nuclear Weapons. This site is an excellent resource for those who want to learn more about nuclear weapons and their consequences.

The Nuclear Files provide a wealth of information, including an annotated history of the nuclear age reaching back to the discovery of the atom.  There is also an impressive collection of archival material including photographs, video and audio recordings.  An excellent resource for teachers and students alike, the Nuclear Files is a project of The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and is part of the National Science Digital Library.

Reaching Critical Will is the one-stop shop for basic facts on disarmament treaties including treaty language and analysis, plus an excellent nuclear inventory tracking the countries that have nuclear power and nuclear weapon technology.  The many documents available (and searchable) give students access to primary sources for research projects.

The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs hosts a web portal on disarmament education which includes survivor testimony, peace related art contests, poetry contests, and podcasts and much more.

Pace University has recently inaugurated their International Disarmament Institute as an academic center providing world-class education and research on global disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation policymaking.

The Peace Resource Center at Wilmington College was founded in 1975 by the Quaker peace activist Barbara Reynolds (1915-1990) who worked ceaselessly toward creating a world free of nuclear weaponry and war and to helping atomic bombing survivors share their stories of the tragedy of military conflict. In the late 1950s, Barbara and her husband Earle became icons of the global peace and antinuclear movement after sailing their yacht the Phoenix into a US nuclear test site next to the Bikini Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

For a more extensive list of colleges and universities that offer further study on disarmament and nuclear issues, see the course link at disarmament education website of the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs.

Hidenori Watanabe introducing the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Archives, UN Headquarters, NY, September, 2016
East Orange Stem Academy, Hiroshima Panels, Pioneer Works
Student from Hiroshima Jogakuin HS presenting at UN Headquarters, NY, September, 2016