Students will read stories and listen to from children who grew up at the Oak Ridge nuclear plant.
- Writing materials
- Oak Ridge Children Stories/Collections – visit "Voices of the Manhattan Project" for oral histories.
- Students will choose a story of what it was like to grow up at Oak Ridge as a child from the collection above and will be asked to discuss their reactions with the class.
- Some important questions to ask may include:
- What was daily life like for children growing up at Oak Ridge? How was it different than other places in the United States at the time?
- Why was secrecy important? How did affect children's lives at Oak Ridge?
- What was rationing? How did rationing affect daily life?
- What was school like at Oak Ridge?
- What types of activities/entertainment was there for children at Oak Ridge
- You may also have the students imagine that they are children living at Oak Ridge during World War II. Some questions to consider might include:
- Would you like growing up at Oak Ridge? Why or Why not?