Presentation on theme: "Lesson 1– The NPT. Students will differentiate between nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. Students will explain the history and purpose of."— Presentation transcript:
Students will differentiate between nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. Students will explain the history and purpose of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Students will examine current issues facing the global community surrounding nuclear weapons. Students will formulate opinions about the use and regulation of nuclear weapons.
What are weapons of mass destruction? Nuclear, chemical, biological Inflict mass casualties & destruction
1945 – US 1 st A-Bombs, end WW2 1946 – Baruch Plan 1949 – USSR 1 st A-Bomb 1950’s – GB, FRA, China detonate Sputnik – Proliferation Geneva Accords 1957 – IAEA Created 1962 – Partial Test-Ban Treaty after Cuban Crisis 1968 – UN proposes Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty 1970 – NPT Official
Controls dvpt, spread, use of nuclear technology 3 Goals: Non-proliferation Disarmament Fair access for peaceful use Signed March 5, 1970 43 Original, 189 Today
Nuclear Weapons States (NWS) Exploded device prior Jan 1967 US-USSR-GB-France – China Can‘t transfer weapons/info Non-Nuclear Weapons States (NNWS) Don’t /Won’t have Technology for peaceful use IAEA Monitoring
I – NWS can’t transfer weapons/info to NNWS II – NNWS won’t receive weapons/info III – NNWS won’t turn peace into weapons, IAEA monitoring IV – All R&D peaceful tech, free exchange info/tech, share w/dvp world V – Share at lowest possible cost (free?) VI – Agree to disarm negotiations VII – Can make own disarm treaties VIII – Meet every 5 yrs
Do you view nuclear proliferation as inconsequential or agree with efforts to limit the spread and numbers of nuclear weapons?
Research Questions Decide upon a topic you would like to explore/better understand within the theme of nuclear proliferation. Identify 5 potential topics that interest you. Draft a well-constructed research question.