2 - National Security

This section of the course focuses on how the nuclear arms race changed (and is still changing) the nature of global power and influence.

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Key Concept

Time, place and space - How does time and place impact our perception of national security? 


Related Concepts

Globalisation, power, innovation and revolution - has an increasingly shrinking world caused an increase in innovation and the desire for power?



Global Context

Scientific and technology innovation - Students will explore how nuclear reactions can be a force for 'evil' as well as good.



Statement of Inquiry

Scientific and technological innovations occur most rapidly during periods of shifting power.



Inquiry Questions

Factual Questions: Remembering facts and topics  Conceptual Questions: Analysing big ideasDebatable Questions: Evaluating perspectives and developing theories 
  • What is nuclear fission and fusion?
  • What are the benefits of owning nuclear weapons?
  • Why do countries use nuclear energy?
  • What is a civil society?
  •  How does innovation correlate to national security and economic development?
  •  'Nuclear manipulation always ends in a disaster' Discuss


Unit Outline and ATL Sheet


Year 11 Individuals and Societies - International Relations - National Security - MYP Unit Grid

National Security - Unit Outline Sheet