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Title: Nuclear Power- Pros and Cons
Digital Tool: Oak Ridge video
Digital Tool Description: Documentary on the development of Oak Ridge as an Atomic Research Center. In a land ravaged by flood, the people of the Tennessee Valley found their salvation in water.  In the depths of the Depression, they built a foundation for prosperity.  In the shadow of the past, they ushered in the Atomic Age.  This is the story of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), that has touched the lives of so many people- and generations to come. Told through the eyes and experience of the people themselves, Built for the People is the story of a grand vision for the Valley.  A vision made possible by a region of people who gave their souls to make that vision a reality. Today, the Valley as we know it- all its magnificence, all its vitality and all its prosperity- stands as a testament to what can be achieved when men and women dedicate their lives to change the course of history. This is part of the Currents of Change program.  For additional resources, search ALEX for "Currents of Change" or go to http://currentsofchange.net/.


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Title: Wartime Messages: A Socratic Seminar
Digital Tool: Currents of Change Photo Gallery
Digital Tool Description: Online photo gallery of images from the Tennessee Valley Authority and the the people impacted by the TVA. This is part of the Currents of Change program. For additional resources, search ALEX for "Currents of Change" or go to http://currentsofchange.net/.


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Title: Atomic Bomb Development Graphic Organizer
Digital Tool: Oak Ridge video
Digital Tool Description: Documentary on Life in Oak Ridge, Tennessee during the development of the atomic research center. In a land ravaged by flood, the people of the Tennessee Valley found their salvation in water.  In the depths of the Depression, they built a foundation for prosperity.  In the shadow of the past, they ushered in the Atomic Age.  This is the story of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), that has touched the lives of so many people- and generations to come. Told through the eyes and experience of the people themselves, Built for the People is the story of a grand vision for the Valley.  A vision made possible by a region of people who gave their souls to make that vision a reality. Today, the Valley as we know it- all its magnificence, all its vitality and all its prosperity- stands as a testament to what can be achieved when men and women dedicate their lives to change the course of history. This is part of the Currents of Change program.  For additional resources, search ALEX for "Currents of Change" or go to http://currentsofchange.net/.


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Title: Atomic Bomb Socratic Seminar
Digital Tool: Oak Ridge Petition
Digital Tool Description: In 1945, U.S. scientists completed development of the atomic bomb to help end World War II. After all, if you have a bomb with the capability to create mass destruction, you hold a big advantage over another country. But the existence of the bomb also created important moral and ethical issues. Exactly how much damage could the bomb do? Would a bomb like this help create a future in which all countries could eventually destroy one another? Would the bomb make the world more stable, or less stable? Scientist Leo Szilard and 69 others at the Manhattan Project in Chicago—where much of the atomic bomb development took place—created a petition asking President Truman to further consider the consequences of the bomb before dropping it on Japan. But before sending it to the President, he sent it to scientists at the Manhattan Project laboratory at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for their review. After discussions, the Oak Ridge scientists produced another petition calling for the atomic bomb to be "adequately described and demonstrated" before use, and asking that the President warn the people of Japan that the U.S. would drop it if Japan didn't surrender. This is part of the Currents of Change program. For additional resources, search ALEX for "Currents of Change" or go to http://currentsofchange.net/.


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Title: Koosh!! You're Out!
Digital Tool: SMART Exchange Koosh Ball Template
Digital Tool Description: This interactive game download allows SMART Board users to customize the template to review various curricular concepts, terms, dates, and events.


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Title: Star Students: Introducing the Holocaust and Elie Wiesel's Night
Digital Tool: Why Should We Remember?
Digital Tool Description: This eight minute video from the Birmingham Holocaust Educators Center introduces students to the Holocaust and explains the historical significance of remembering the genocide that took place.


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