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The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb at Hiroshima and Nagasaki
9th - Higher Ed
Take an in-depth look at the historical events in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in this 69-slide PowerPoint. Photos, facts, and transcripts are outlined in this presentation in order to answer the stated essential question in slide 2: "What...
Hiroshima: Question Answer Response Strategy (QAR)
9th - 12th
“The crux of the matter is whether total war in its present form is justifiable. . .” After reading “The Aftermath,” the final chapter of Hiroshima, class members use a Question Answer Response (QAR) strategy to reflect on issues raised...
Was the United States Justified in Dropping the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
6th - 11th CCSS: Designed
As the culminating activity in a unit study of World War II, class members prepare for and engage in a Socratic seminar that considers whether the United States was justified in dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki....
World War Two : Asia and the Pacific 1941 - 1945 Map
3 mins 9th - 12th
On a Monday in August, 1945, the first atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima. Watch the allies gain control over the surrounding islands before deciding to drop the atomic bomb. Use this video to spark a debate: was dropping...
WWII: The Pacific 1939-45 – Japan and the Atom Bomb
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewThough the scientists who developed the atom bomb did not believe it should be used to end World War II, American President Harry S. Truman and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill were of like mind in their decision to drop the bomb...
The Mystical Powers of the Japanese Crane
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
The Japanese crane has become an international symbol of peace. After reading Eleanor Coerr's Sadako and The Thousand Paper Cranes, class members research the Thousand Crane Quilt and draw connections between the symbol, the bombing of...
Teaching About Peace Through the Cranes of Hiroshima
7th - 8th
Learners listen to the story of "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes." They discuss the events of Hiroshima, effects of the bombing, and methods people can make a difference in achieving peace in the world. Students use orgami paper and...