Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
The student will take notes from the teacher on Nevil Shute, the Cold War, fear of nuclear war, and the relevance of the novel today.
The student will be able to make a convincing statement for the need of nuclear non-proliferation agreements in the world today.
1. Teacher lecture to give the background of Nevil Shute and his classic novel ON THE BEACH. Before the students have read the first chapter, the
teacher will reinforce the premise of the book that one nuclear strike today can set off a chain reaction that will annihilate the population of the
2. Students will discuss (1) The fearful danger of nuclear armaments; (2) The devastating effects of radiation poisoning; (3) The mentality of the
leaders and military commanders that insists on having nuclear armaments; (4) The fact that nuclear power can be limited to peaceful and green
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