003 - Differing Views


Debatable Question

Is it always wrong to own nuclear weapons?

Key Terminology

  • UN
  • NATO
  • Civil Society
Define the words above using the links below:


Activity One - Debate


Are nuclear weapons a force for good or evil?

Step One - Watch

  • Watch the Youtube clips below and write notes on mindmeister on whether nuclear weapons are positive or negative in the world.

Don't Bank on the Bomb by PAX

YouTube Video


Step Two - Research


The group will be divided in to six equal groups to debate the question above. Each group will be given a specific view to debate from, from the list below.

                  1. UN
                  2. NATO
                  3. USA
                  4. Russia
                  5. Green Peace
                  6. Women at Greenham Common
It is your task to develop a convincing presentation on whether the world should or should not have nuclear weapons. You will work on mindmesiter to collate your research and to formulate an action plan.

Step Three - Presentation

Your presentations will last between 5 and 10 minutes. Each group will use googleslides to present their arguments. Everyone must speak. You need to include the following factors:
      1. Who you are.
      2. Position on nuclear arms.
      3. Evidence of your views.
      4. Impact of your views.
      5. Bibliography

Step Four - Debate

The room will be divided in to two with those who are for nuclear weapons on one side and those who are against them on the other. During the presentations of each opinion you should have recorded key questions that you would like to ask your opponents. This is the opportunity to ask, answer and rebut points of view. Do remember that this is not just opinion based, you need to illustrate your ideas with answers.



Activity Two - Record

You have now listened and questioned the other teams about their views on nuclear weapons. You are now going to create an infographic about the views of your team. An infographic is a way of presenting information in a more pictorial fashion.

  1. What is an infographic?
  2. What aspects of an infographic make the information stand out?

Things to include in your infographic


        • Maps
        • Graphics
        • Images
        • Statistics
        • Few words
        • Colour

How will I be assessed?

Criteria A and C.




Alternative Assessment

By listening to and researching the impact of nuclear weapons, in your opinion are nuclear weapons a force for good or evil? Remember to base your opinions on the facts that have come out of the presentations and debate.

Are nuclear weapons a force for good or evil?

                                                                   

Presentation

      • Typed - size 12 font 
      • Double spaced
      • No more than 750 words
      • Bibliography


How will I be Assessed? 

How will I be assessed?

Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding

Achievement level

Level descriptor

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0

The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.




1–2

i.   uses limited relevant terminology

ii.  demonstrates basic knowledge and understanding of content and concepts with minimal descriptions and/or examples.





3–4

i.   uses some terminology accurately and appropriately

ii.  demonstrates adequate knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through satisfactory descriptions, explanations and examples.




5–6

i.   uses a range of terminology accurately and appropriately

ii.  demonstrates substantial knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through accurate descriptions, explanations and examples.





7–8

i.   consistently uses a wide range of terminology effectively

ii.  demonstrates detailed knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through thorough, accurate descriptions, explanations and examples.




Criterion C: Communicating

Achievement level

Level descriptor

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S

0

The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.





1–2

i.   communicates information and ideas in a limited way, using a style that is limited  in its appropriateness to the audience and purpose

ii.  structures information and ideas according to the specific format in a limited way

iii. documents sources of information in a limited way.





3–4

i.   communicates information and ideas satisfactorily by using a style that is somewhat appropriate to the audience and purpose

ii.  structures information and ideas in a way that is somewhat appropriate to the specified format

iii. sometimes documents sources of information using a recognized convention





5–6

i.   communicates information and ideas accurately by using a style that is mostly appropriate to the audience and purpose

ii.  structures information and ideas in a way that is mostly appropriate to the specified format

iii. often documents sources of information using a recognized convention





7–8

i.   communicates information and ideas effectively and accurately by using a style that is completely appropriate to the audience and purpose

ii.  structures information and ideas in a way that is completely appropriate to the specified format

iii. consistently documents sources of information using a recognized convention.




Criterion D: Thinking Critically

Achievement level

Level descriptor

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S

0

The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.




1–2

i.   analyses concepts, issues, models, visual representation and/or theories to a limited extent

ii.  summarises information to a limited extent to make arguments




3–4

i.   analyses concepts, issues, models, visual representation and/or theories

ii.  summarises information to make arguments




5–6

i.   discusses concepts, issues, models, visual representation and/or theories

ii.  synthesizes information to make valid arguments




7–8

i.   completes a detailed discussion of concepts, issues, models, visual representation and/or theories

ii.   synthesizes information to make valid, well-supported arguments






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