Teacher's Guide for Bomb: The Race to Build—And Steal—The World's Most Dangerous Weapon

Teacher's Guide for Bomb: The Race to Build—And Steal—The World's Most Dangerous Weapon
Newbery Honor book Bomb: The Race to Build – And Steal – The World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin is an exciting work of nonfiction that will kindle students' interest in history and science. Use this teacher's guide to examine the story of the atomic bomb through literature and text-based activities for science, history, language arts, theater, writing, film and debate. The questions and activities in this printable are aligned with Common Core State Standards.

Grade Levels: 5 - 8

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