Resources

Recommended resources and other materials:

As a supplement to our Education Packs, you can download our Added Value Unit as a PDF here:education-pack-added

This unit contains research questions on Nuclear Weapons, Pressure Groups and NATO, as well as a list of recommended websites.

(Free software such as Adobe PDF reader, Foxit Reader and Apple’s ‘Preview’ can be used to open PDF files on all platforms: PC/Mac/Linux or mobile devices. The pack PDFs are designed to be accessible to those who use screen readers or text-to-speech software)

Recommended resources:

education-pack-moralityMoral Issues pdf – The moral issues surrounding the use of Weapons of Mass Destruction. The Geneva Convention, religious and moral arguments against nuclear weapons. Website links for religious and non-religious groups. education-pack-environmentNuclear Weapons and the Environment pdf – Environmental damage from the manufacture, testing and disposal of nuclear weapons. Also: Uranium mining and processing; Chernobyl; Trident submarines on the Clyde; Atmospheric tests; Disposal of waste; Depleted Uranium.
education-pack-addedNATO Q & A pdf – A resource that offers answers to the most important questions about the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). education-pack-addedCuban Missile Crisis pdf – A summary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the moment when the United States and the Soviet Union came closest to a full scale nuclear war, and Scotland’s role in it.
education-pack-addedWho Represents Me? pdf – A short and practical exercise meant to familiarise pupils with the role of their elected representatives (MSPs, MPs, MEPs and Cllrs). education-pack-addedGlossary pdf – A five page list that offers brief definitions of terms relating to nuclear weapons.
education-pack-addedHuman CND Symbol pdf – A short exercise which invites pupils to work with radii and angles and stimulates their imagination education-pack-addedPoetry pdf – An exercise that invites pupils to analyse two poems about the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster. It focuses on understanding, structure and form and invites students to create their own poems.

Further research and other materials:

education-pack-environmentINES Nuclear Event Scale pdf – The International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES), a worldwide tool for communicating to the public in a consistent way the safety significance of nuclear and radiological events. Published by the International Atomic Energy Agency external website link. education-pack-environmentWhy Britain Should Stop Deploying Trident pdf – Trident, a first strike weapon; UK’s Trident is not truly independent; upgrading of Trident; turning Trident into a mini-nuclear weapon; making Trident more usable and increasing global instability. Published by Greenpeace external website link.
education-pack-moralityNuclear Britain Map – A map of the UK, showing sites related to the manufacture, storage and deployment of nuclear weapons. Published by CND UK external website link. education-pack-moralityTrident Costs Placard pdf – A blank template placard . Published by CND UK external website link.
education-pack-environmentCivil Defence, Protect and Survive (UK, 1966 and 1980) pdf – Several UK Government pamphlets, from 1966 to 1980, relating to nuclear war. Including ‘Civil Defence – why we need it’, ‘Protective Structures for Civilian Populations’ and ‘Protect and Survive’. Compiled by Nigel B. Cook external website link. education-pack-moralityUKWMO Protecting by Warning (UK, 1979)pdf – A publication about the United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation (UKWMO) which was to supply information on nuclear bursts and fall-out over the United Kingdom. Compiled into electronic form by George Coney external website link.
Civil Defence (UK, 1981) pdf – Civil Defence, why we need it. A message from the Home Secretary and the Secretary of State for Scotland. Compiled into electronic form by George Coney external website link. education-pack-environmentProtect and Survive (UK, 1980) pdf – How to make your home and family as safe as possible under nuclear attack. Compiled into electronic form by George Coney external website link.

The public information film ‘Protect & Survive – Casualties’ can be found on our DVD under ‘extras’, and other films from the ‘Protect and Survive’ series can be found via the Internet Archive external website link.

Video resources:

Nevada Atomic Test (USA, 1953) – Soldiers exposed to radiation as part of the ‘Operation Desert Rock’ atomic tests in Nevada. (MPEG4 video, 8m30s). Public domain film from the Prelinger Archive – view online here external website link. About Fallout (USA, 1955) – Public information film from the U.S. Department of Defense (MPEG4 video, 8m20s). Public domain film from the Prelinger Archive – view online here external website link.
On our DVD Video extras you can also find the following:

    • ‘Duck & Cover’ (1951) a US public information film in the public domain

       
      ‘Duck & Cover’ is also viewable via the ‘Nuclear Vault‘ channel on Youtube:

       

    • ‘Protect & Survive: Casualties’ (1980) a UK public information film from the National Archives external website link which is subject to Crown copyright protection and licensed for re-use under the Open Government licence external website link.

       
      Films from the Protect and Survive series are also viewable via the ‘Atomic Ephemera‘ channel on Youtube:

(Free software such as Adobe PDF reader, Foxit Reader and Apple’s ‘Preview’ can be used to open PDF files on all platforms: PC/Mac/Linux or mobile devices. The pack PDFs are designed to be accessible to those who use screen readers or text-to-speech software)