by Robert Oppenheimer

1945

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Speech to the Association of Los Alamos Scientists" by Robert Oppenheimer.

In “Speech to the Association of Los Alamos Scientists,” Robert Oppenheimer discusses the development of atomic weapons a few months after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Morality, Technology, Progress & Industry, and War & Peace as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What is good and how do we know?", "What are the costs and benefits of technology?", and "How are we changed by war?"

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