I do hope that these blogs have been useful and that you now feel more confident in talking about peace and nuclear issues in the classroom. It is so important that young people have a chance to explore such important global issues in school.
Kofi Annan, ex-Secretary General of the United Nations stated:
An entire new generation of human beings is coming to maturity without an ever present terror of nuclear catastrophe [and] ignorance of the real dangers that [still] exist... The companion of ignorance is complacency: what we know little about, we care little to do anything about.
Through teaching about these issues in History, we can encourage our students to analyse and learn from the events of the past. We can encourage them to form their own opinions about our nuclear world and perhaps even to imagine what the world would be like without the most destructive weapons of all.