Educational curriculum created based on ‘Manhattan’ series

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The WGN America show “Manhattan” and an educational provider have developed a curriculum based on the series and the atomic bomb’s history.

The network announced Monday that the educational program, created by Young Minds Inspired, will offers teachers the tools to help students learn more about the secret World War II-era plan called The Manhattan Project.

Officials say toolkits will include a teacher’s guide, student activity sheets, and Common Core Standards.

WGN America executive vice president Brian Dollenmayer says the series “Manhattan” can spark a vibrant conversation in the classroom.

The show is set in the 1940s during The Manhattan Project and follows the lives of the scientists who built the world’s first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

“Manhattan” is scheduled to begin its second season Oct. 13.