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Was a 1980 hit song right about the B-29 bomber ‘Enola Gay’?

enola-gayThe aim of this enquiry is to allow students to investigate the effect of the dropping the atom bomb on post-war superpower relations.

This enquiry enables students to know not just the causes and consequences of the atom bomb (touching on the arms race), but also consider its role in shaping change.

Using the OMD hit, Enola Gay as an interpretation, your students will work out what the ’80s synth pop pioneers were saying about the significance of the dropping of the atomic bomb.

Next they analyse a number of sources and then construct a timeline to see how far the dropping of the bomb caused more tension between the superpowers.

Having looked at contextual knowledge about the impact of the dropping of the atomic bomb you can finish by getting them to consider why a synth pop band were so concerned about nuclear weapons in 1980?

Finally your class write a review for the OMD hit. Nice.

The enquiries below have each been designed specifically to fit the Edexcel and the AQA specifications and assessment requirements. Please ensure you select the correct download for your course.

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