(Slide deck includes notes and questions to elicit discourse)
Type of Graph: stacked area graph
Source: Max Roser, Bastian Herre and Joe Hasell (2013) – “Nuclear Weapons“. Published online at OurWorldInData.org. Retrieved from: ‘https://ourworldindata.org/nuclear-weapons’ [Online Resource]
Additional Paired Texted/Resources:
Be mindful of students’ anxiety levels around this topic, and the potential threat of nuclear warfare. For that reason, the paired texts for this graph focus on civilians protesting nuclear stockpiles.
- Lashmar, Paul. (Adapted by Newsela staff.) “‘Stranger than Strangelove’: How U.S. Planned for Nuclear War in the 1950s.” Newsela: May 17, 2017. Originally published by The Conversation on December 28, 2015.
Original article: https://theconversation.com/stranger-than-strangelove-how-the-us-planned-for-nuclear-war-in-the-1950s-52626
- Roser, Max. “Nuclear weapons: Why reducing the risk of nuclear war should be a key concern of our generation.” Our World in Data: March 3, 2022.
- Rossinow, Doug. “Protesting nuclear weapons during the Cold War.” Newsela/Cricket Media: October 1, 2019.
- Williams, Zoe. “No more nukes? Why anti-nuclear protests need an urgent revival.” The Guardian: September 6, 2017.
Potential Math Content: stacked area graphs, labels, scale along the y-axis
Potential Content Connections: *social justice, war and weaponry, international relations, Cold War, World War II