Peace Education Scotland are a Scottish Charity (#SC046853) who aim to advance knowledge of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.
New videos – Environment & Morality
Nuclear Weapons and the Environment – a short video about the environmental effects of Nuclear Weapons. A resource especially suitable for discussions around COP26.
Nuclear Weapons and Morality – a short video about the moral questions around nuclear weapons. Includes religious and non-religious ideas on the morality and ethics of weapons of mass destruction.
Resources Update – Modern Studies / COVID19
Modern Studies – Scottish Higher
New material by Peace Education Scotland relevant to the Modern Studies Higher exam was presented to the Modern Studies Association (MSA) in November 2020.
Our ‘Objectivity Questions’ presentation can be downloaded free from this website as a Powerpoint and PDF and considers the objectivity question from Paper 2 of 2019.
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised financial, moral and ethical questions about spending on nuclear weapons versus spending on our health service. Peace Education Scotland have provided an information sheet for teachers and home educators which aims to summarise some of these issues, together with some practical considerations such as “social distancing” on a nuclear-armed submarine. It includes sample questions, curriculum links and references. Download it here: COVID-19 and Nuclear Weapons
Resources Update – Survivors’ Stories
Survivors’ Stories Talk – available for your school
Teachers of RME, Modern Studies or History are invited to book a free presentation with a moving talk:
• Hibakusha video testimonies & stories and a presentation on the Hiroshima & Nagasaki bombings
• Q & A on nuclear weapons and roles of pressure groups. A great way to mark the International Day of Peace in your school, the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Anniversaries, or as a valuable follow up to the Just War Unit and Pressure Groups lessons.
Book now to get the free presentation with videos and talk, or download some of the materials here: Survivor’s Stories PDF or PowerPoint .
The exhibition Scotland A Peace of History by Scottish CND is on tour in public venues, museums and schools. Peace Education Scotland are inviting teachers to book this for free. It shares the rich heritage of the Scottish peace and nuclear disarmament movement. More details exhibition and here
Resources – Education Packs
2020 UPDATE – We have a very topical information sheet for Teachers and Home Educators on the subject of COVID-19 and Nuclear Weapons. In addition there are two other very topical modules – the first on the Environment and Nuclear Winter examines the effects on the climate and human survival after a regional nuclear conflict, while the second investigates the moral, ethical and legal arguments surrounding the possession and use of Nuclear Weapons. Both modules, and accompanying Powerpoint presentation are downloadable for free below:
- Morality – Just War Theory PowerPoint
- Environment – Nuclear Winter
- COVID-19 and Nuclear Weapons
Our popular educational resource “Nuclear Weapons: Yes or No” is aimed at late primary to secondary school pupils.It has four units which can be viewed/downloaded as PDF files here:
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