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Harry S. Truman's Atomic Bomb Address - August 9, 1945

For Students 7th - 12th
The United States' decision to implement the atomic bomb in 1945 is still a source of debate today. Learners listen to the audio from President Truman's speech to address the nation to better understand why the United States resorted to...
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Atomic Bomb Facts

For Teachers 10th - 12th
In this atomic bomb study guide worksheet, learners read the notes provided and add notes of their own regarding the use of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki and Hiroshima.
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Ethics of Dropping the Atomic Bombs on Japan

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Was the atomic bombing of Japan ethical? After crafting a personal journal response to the question, class members are assigned a position and provided with primary source documents that prepare them to engage in a "Structured Academic...
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Philosophical Chairs: Justification for the Dropping the Atomic Bombs

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Were the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki justified? Class members prepare for a Document Based Question (DBQ) writing assignment with a series of preparatory activities. Groups examine six documents, including first person...
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World War II Part 1

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Recap the United States' involvement in World War II, beginning with a description of how America's isolationist foreign policy had been shaped prior to the outbreak of war. The video then continues by discussing the attack on Pearl...
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Debating the Bomb

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the repercussions of the development of the atomic bomb.  In this history lesson plan, students read, reflect and discuss nuclear warfare and how it affected the population when it was introduced, as well as how it...
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The Manhattan Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover the technological and scientific requirements for making the atomic bomb, the immediate effects of an atomic bomb, and the social and political changes that have resulted from the Manhattan Project.
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WWII and the Atomic Bomb

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners examine three points about the use of the atomic bomb by the US during World War II. They take a position on each point and defend it orally.
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Would You Drop the Bomb?

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students determine if the use of the atomic bomb was justified. In this World War II lesson, students analyze communication memorandums about the bomb, discuss their impressions, and compose essays that analyze the use of the bombs.
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Atomic Bomb

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars discuss the significance of the atomic bomb. In this WWII instructional activity, students write down what they know about the dropping of the atomic bomb in WWII and read two historical narratives of the event. Young...
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Atomic Bomb Debate

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research the decision to end World War II by dropping the atomic bomb.  In this world history lesson plan, students explore information on the atomic bomb and the decision of the tactics to use it.  They also watch a video...
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WWII: The Pacific 1939-45 – Japan and the Atom Bomb

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Though 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...
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The Atomic Bomb: Hiroshima and Nagasaki

For Students 5th - 6th
For this atomic bomb worksheet, students read facts about the atomic bomb and the effects of the bomb in the cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Students complete 3 activities using the text.
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Development and Use of the Atomic Bomb during WWII

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine how the atomic bomb was developed. They identify when the bombs were used during WWII. Students examine the effects of dropping the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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The End of World War II: Pearl Harbor, Japanese Internment Camps, and the Atomic Bomb

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
The end of World War II saw major events that would forever change the global landscape and international relations. Using a fantastic PowerPoint presentation and several primary source documents, your learners will discuss the bombing...
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What Should President Truman Do?

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
After reading the article Choices: Truman, Hirohito, and the Atomic Bomb, class members engage in a simulation, assume the role of President Truman or one of his advisors, and discuss the options open to the president. The exercise...
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The Atomic Bomb Debate

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders play the role of a citizen from Hiroshima or President Truman. Using the internet, they research information to portray their part correctly. They present their position in a debate and examine the same events from various...
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The Hydrogen Bomb

For Students 9th - 12th
Recycled Russian nuclear weapons provide 10 percent of the nuclear energy that the United States uses. The short presentation discusses the Teller-Ulam device. It provides a diagram of the parts as well as a description of the four...
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WWII and the Atomic Bomb

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students analyze writings about the Atomic Bomb. In this WWII lesson, students work in groups to analyze documents written about the Atomic Bomb. Students report to the class and discuss their feelings.
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Shadow People of Hiroshima

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers participate in a simulation in which they discover what it was like in Hiroshima after the atomic bomb was dropped. Using photographs, they discuss the effect of the bombing on people and the land. They participate in...
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World War II

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students analyze primary sources (photographs) for evidence of American military technology during WWII. They debate the use of the Atomic Bomb. Students view the Rosenthal image. They discuss the image in detail.
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Hiroshima, From All Sides

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students comprehend how the Atomic Bomb affected humanity and ended WWII. They comprehend how the Atomic Bomb affected: scientists, Japanese citizens, and US leaders. Students receive a copy of Hiroshima, Readers Theater Rubiv. They...
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The Cold War: Culture of Fear

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore the the dropping of the atomic bomb upon the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They examine a speech by President Kennedy and analyze the cause-and-effect relationships between the United States and the Soviet Union. ...
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What Would You Do?

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders determine whether or not they would have dopped the atomic bomb. In this Truman presidency lesson, 11th graders research primary and secondary sources about the Manahattan Project and World War II. Students...

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