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.
Time, place and space - How does time and place impact our perception of national security?
Globalisation, power, innovation and revolution - has an increasingly shrinking world caused an increase in innovation and the desire for power?
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.
Factual Questions: Remembering facts and topics
- 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?
Conceptual Questions: Analysing big ideas
- How does innovation correlate to national security and economic development?
Debatable Questions: Evaluating perspectives and developing theories
- 'Nuclear manipulation always ends in a disaster' Discuss