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Was the United States Justified in Dropping the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

For Teachers 6th - 11th Standards
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....
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Evaluating the US Decision to Drop the Atomic Bombs

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
While the use of the atomic bomb was the definitive end of World War II, the terrible weapons left new questions. Young scholars use primary sources and analytical worksheets to consider the implications of the fateful decision. Then,...
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The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb at Hiroshima and Nagasaki

For Teachers 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...
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Point - Counterpoint: Different Views About the Use of The Atomic Bomb

For Students 8th - 10th
Read both points of view regarding the use of the Atomic Bomb during WWII. First read points for the bomb then the counterpoint against the use of the bomb. Included are 4 discussion questions asking if the use of the bomb was justified....
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Dropping the Atomic Bomb The Decision That Defined a Presidency.

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine historical evidence regarding the atomic bomb. In this Truman presidency lesson plan, students research images and documents about the use of the bomb in Japan. Students write position papers that identify their stance...
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Dropping the Atomic Bomb: The Decision That Defined a Presidency

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. For this World War II lesson, students research the implications of the use of nuclear weapons to end the war in the Pacific.  Students determine and...
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Truman's Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders investigate Truman's decision to use the atomic bomb. In this World War II lesson, 11th graders read and discuss articles regarding the use of the bomb (the articles are not included). Students then participate in an...
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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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The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb and V.J. Day

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the impact of the decision to drop the atomic bomb. In this World War II lesson, students read primary source documents regarding the implications of dropping the bombs as well as Truman's speech to the nation on V.J....
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WWII Position Paper

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
There are some historical events that may warrant greater reflection and more in-depth analysis, and the decision to intern Japanese-Americans in the United States during World War II, as well as to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and...
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To Drop the Bomb or Not to Drop the Bomb

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students determine whether they would have dropped the atomic bomb. In this Truman presidency lesson, students research images and documents about the use of the bomb in Japan. Students act as advisors to the president with written...
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The Atomic Bomb Decision

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students determine whether Truman's decision to use that atomic bomb was the right one. In this World War II lesson plan, students read selected articles on the topic and watch a video of the damage done to Hiroshima and Nagasaki....
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The Ethics of the Bomb: What Would You Do?

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students research the use of the atomic bomb in WWII, analyze the human costs of dropping the bomb and identify the pros and cons. They develop a PowerPoint presentation on the effects of an atomic bomb dropped on their hometown.
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Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Legacies of the Atomic Bomb

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the implications of the use of the atomic bomb in World War II. In this World War II lesson, 9th graders research the answers to several questions regarding key events of the war in Pacific. Students discuss their...
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The Atomic Bomb

For Teachers 7th - 10th
In this atomic bomb study guide worksheet, students read a brief overview pertaining to the topic and then respond to a reflection question.
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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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Atomic Bomb Debate

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars 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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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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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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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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The Atomic Bomb: Hiroshima and Nagasaki

For Students 5th - 6th
In 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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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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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.