PART 1 – Learn and then share something new
Pick only ONE of the following items to briefly research and learn more about. Write a cohesive paragraph or bulleted list to inform your peers of what you learned. The successful post will be informative. You are graded based upon sharing information new but related, or deeper than, what the class content has given.
Share a brief history of modern chemical warfare. What is used and how is it made? What are the negative effects when used?
Share a brief history of ancient and medieval chemical warfare. What was used and how was it made and discovered? What are the negative effects when used? Was its use continued into modern times?
Share a brief overview of the Nobel Prize and the selection process. What is it, why does it exist, what is the process for selecting winners? What does holding a Nobel Prize signify?
What are the wartime expectations for citizens to help in your country? What are the asks, and requirements? Do citizens have a choice in their role?
PART 2 – Share your viewpoint
Pick only ONE of the following prompts to reflect more on. Write a cohesive paragraph or bulleted list to inform your peers of your thoughts. There is not correct or incorrect position here. You are graded based upon how you support the viewpoint that you present.
Was Haber’s role in creating modern chemical warfare more or less unethical than someone that created a bomb or ammunitions? Explain your viewpoint with supporting statements.
Is a scientists’ role in creating chemicals that have the potential to be used in warfare as unethical as an engineers that makes vehicles that have the potential to be used in warfare? Explain your viewpoint with supporting statements.
Haber is recognized and celebrated for his work on ammonia synthesis. Given his role in chemical warfare, should his contributions be celebrated? Should he have won the Nobel Prize in 1918? Should he still be recognized? Explain your viewpoint with supporting statements.
What role do you think citizenship and citizen responsibility played Haber’s choice to research chemical warfare? Do you think he was a villain or hero or neither? Explain your viewpoint with supporting statements.