Since two bombs obliterated the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 and ended the Second World War, nuclear weapons have been considered the ultimate deterrent. Have they made the world a safer place? Today, nine countries possess around 16,300 nuclear weapons. As a historic deal aims to stop Iran from joining them, this is a selection of stories which look at some of the key issues.
At The Day we look at stories, explore the issues behind them and consider different opinions on what is happening. There are activities designed for homework or classwork, an explanation of difficult words and debate questions. Our articles can be used as complete lessons, starters, for extended learning or independent research. They have been written specifically for KS3, KS4 and KS5 to help them engage with events in the news. Key words: reading, form time, lesson-planning, research, homework, Iran, nuclear weapons, history, disarmament, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, power, government, politics, physics, economics, cyber security
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