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WWII: Global Conflict, Persecution, and Unsung Heroes

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Many historians would classify World War II as a global turning point in the 20th century. See if your middle schoolers agree with such an assessment with a collection of lessons and activities on the second Great War. Lessons cover an...
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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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Hiroshima: Question Answer Response Strategy (QAR)

For Teachers 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...
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Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After 43 seconds of falling, a chemical reaction began in the bomb falling over Hiroshima. Within another few seconds, tens of thousands of Japanese civilians were incinerated, ripped apart, and left to die in their decimated city....
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Hiroshima: The Cloze Procedure

For Students 7th - 9th
What is a cloze passage? The first page of this resource details this procedure and its benefits. To determine if Hiroshima is an appropriate reading-level text for your class, have them read the first passage provided, and then give...
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Hiroshima

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students conduct research focused around the events concerning the bombing of Hiroshima in Japan. The research is based upon the answering of several key questions. The students are also exposed to different media sources to see the...
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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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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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Every Day Edit - Hiroshima Bombing

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the Hiroshima bombing. The errors range from punctuation, spelling, grammar, and capitalization.
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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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World War Two : Asia and the Pacific 1941 - 1945 Map

For Teachers 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...
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Planning A Two Week Trip to Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders simulate being a first-time visitor to Japan. Using the internet, pupils identify answers to given questions about Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima. Students use computer technology to type their answers. Their answers also...
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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 Mystical Powers of the Japanese Crane

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
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...
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Always Remember, or Eventually Forget

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine one writer's opinion about how different generations of Japanese citizens have been influenced by the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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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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Hiroshima Study Questions & Essay Topics

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 7 short answer and essay questions about John Hersey's Hiroshima. Students may check some of their answers online.
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Hiroshima Quiz

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about John Hershey's Hiroshima. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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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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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 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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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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Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Still Teaching Lessons To This Generation

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Discuss Laurence Yep's novella, Hiroshima, to inspire future historical fiction writers.
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World War II - Memory Book

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders read about and reflect upon a variety of events that occurred during World War II. They conduct research on the Holocaust and Anne Frank's life, the attack on Pearl Harbor, American life during this time and the bombing of...
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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A reading of Eleanor Coerr's Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes provides upper elementary learners an opportunity to contribute to the Children's Peace Monument in Hiroshima, Japan. After reading the story, class members learn about...
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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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Teaching About Peace Through the Cranes of Hiroshima

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students 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...
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US History Overview 3- WWll to Vietnam

For Students 8th - 11th
This video brings viewers up to modern history (1975) after taking them through WWII, the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam War. Though the format of the timeline might appear straightforward, viewers will be engaged...
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Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken" and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston's "Farewell to Manzanar"

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Passages from Unbroken and Farewell to Manzanar provide the context for a study of the historical themes of experiencing war, resilience during war, and understanding the lasting trauma of war. Appendices include extension activities,...
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Breaking News English: 60th Anniversary of Hiroshima Bombing

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English worksheet, students read " 60th Anniversary of Hiroshima Bombing," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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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 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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Japanese History: A Thousand Paper Cranes

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students discuss the tragedy of Hiroshima and it's impact and identify the meaning or words and phrases used throughout this book.
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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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Health Physics: The Effects of Radiation on Living Things

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
A mix of scientific details and background information about the well-known sites of radiation attacks or accidents. This topic may open up details that you may consider as sensitive, and could be upsetting to some pupils. This is a...
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The Allies Win the War

For Teachers 7th - 9th
This PowerPoint clearly outlines many elements that contributed to the Allied Forces winning WWII. Topics covered are wartime technology, D-Day, The Holocaust, Perl Harbor, the Atomic Bomb and how winning the war changed the face of the...
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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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U.S. Involvement in World War II through the Lens of the Manhattan Project National Historic Park

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young historians examine photos, letters, war posters, and other primary source documents to analyze the rationale for the Manhattan Project, determine why Oak Ridge was selected as a site for the Secret City, and study the contributions...
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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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Was the Use of the Atomic Bomb on Japan Justifiable?

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Intended as a discussion starter, this presentation poses the question, "Was the use of the atomic bomb on Japan justifiable?" Images of the key players and events are shown but there is very little text. Use this resource to get your...
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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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Radioactive: An Interdisciplinary Study of Marie and Pierre Curie

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Use this innovative text to show the far-reaching influence of the dynamic Curie couple
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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Have your class explore the effects of war by reading Eleanor Coerr's story, "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes." This is a story about a sixth grader who lives in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb is dropped. Learners answer questions,...
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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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History Repeats Itself

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders research historical turning points, gather-data, and extrapolate possible alternate outcomes. They work individually to choose one historical event from Attachment D, Historical Turning Points. Students complete either...
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Attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders hear a story about the atomic bombing of Japan and write an editorial about the event from the perspective of either a Japanese or an American.
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Radioactive Dating Game

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Uranium 235 has a half-life of over 700 million years and is the fuel used in the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. Pupils see the half-lives and decay rates of Carbon-14 and Uranium-238. They also take measurements of these two...
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1,000 Cranes Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners improve their motor skills through cafeful folding, a discipline necessary in the practice of origami. They develop multicultural awareness by exploring Japanese history. Students improve their ability to follow directions...
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Sadako

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students engage in a literature study in order to comprehend the times of the Japanese during World War II. Specifically they look at the life of a little girl named Sadako in Hiroshima and how she overcomes her deadly disease of Leukemia.
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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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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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Debates In The Middle School Classroom

For Teachers 7th - 8th
All middle schoolers are experienced in some form of debate. Using their natural talent of arguing and challenging authority, we can channel student energy into a positive learning assignment. Debates offer that natural avenue for...
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Milkweed: Lesson 1

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore history by analyzing WWII attacks. For this World War II event lesson, 6th graders define several WWII terms such as Führer, Pearl Harbor and Nagasaki. Students utilize the Internet to complete a time line activity...
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Social Studies: Bombing of Hiroshima

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read a first person account of the bombing of Hiroshima written by a Japanese physician. By reading Michihiko Hachiya's journal, they discover the fatalities caused by the bomb itself and later by radiation poisoning. To...
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Do The Research!

For Students 6th
In this conducting research worksheet, 6th graders find the who, what, when, and where facts about the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Students answer 4 questions.
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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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Origami Paper Cranes

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Students complete cross-curricular activities to study the culture and humanity in Japan. Students read the book Sadako and the 1000 Paper Cranes and complete social studies and art lessons related to the book as well as develop an...
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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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Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"My death is my apology for my great crime", Korechika Anami wrote in a letter before committing suicide on August 15, 1945. After bombing Hiroshima and still not attaining the surrender from the Japanese, the Allied Forces bombed...
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The Good Earth - Essay Questions

For Students 9th - 12th
In this literature worksheet, students respond to 6 short answer and essay questions about Buck's The Good Earth. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom of the page.
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Inherit the Wind Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 12 multiple choice questions about Inherit the Wind. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Reading a Timeline

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Sometimes the most important details of an informational text aren't within the text at all. Teach your class how to read timeline with a set of activities that prompts them to find specific dates and events on the timelines, as well as...
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The Cold War

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The Soviet Union's decision to block West Berlin from access by the Western allies began an international hostility that extended into the rest of the twentieth century. Class members examine both Harry Truman's and Joseph Stalin's...
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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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NEGAI Connection (Our Wish)

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students participate in a project in which they create the lyrics to a song called "Our Wish". They continue the friendship they have made with the people of Hiroshima while learning about their culture.
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Stop Action and Assess Alternatives

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students stop action and determine how history may have been altered. In this historical perspectives lesson, students consider how the Cherokee Removal, the Transcontinental Railroad, the Immigration Act of 1924, and the dropping of the...
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Bombs Over Bikini: Teacher's Guide

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Cold War and the Manhattan Project launched the world into the nuclear age. Young historians explore how nations searched for bigger and better weapons to hold an advantage over other nations. Through discussion and comprehension...
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Uranium

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Should we be afraid of uranium? Video 92 of 118 on the periodic table of elements examines uranium. It covers the facts, misconceptions, dangers, and safety precautions for working with this radioactive element.
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Learning Empathy Through Art

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students observe the painting, From That Day On, by Ben Shahn, and reflect on the story of the Lucky Dragon. They research and discuss the physical and emotional side effects on the Japanese people after the atomic bomb was dropped.
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Atomic War: Just the Facts

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study the dropping of the atomic bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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Sadako: A Tribute to a Girl with Cancer

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore the story of Sadako, a young girl, who had leukemia as a result of a bomb being dropped on Hiroshima in 1955. They create a chain of paper cranes and design a fund-raising event. They write poems in the Japanese style of...
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1,000 Cranes with a Pal

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students write a letter to a pen pal about the book they read 1,000 Cranes in Hiroshima. For this writing lesson plan, students write about the conflicts and events that occurred in the book.
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A Thousand Paper Cranes

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students, after finishing Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr, discuss the tragedy of Hiroshima and its impact.
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History, Literature, Art: Connections

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders read either The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner, The Crucible, or Hiroshima, and examine connection between art and literature by relating particular works of art to their readings, relying on both visual and written...
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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

For Students 4th - 6th
Any teacher who is planning on reading Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes with their class should consider using this packet of worksheets to accompany the book. Students read the book in groups, utilize this packet to help keep their...
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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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One Man’s Terrorist…Another Man’s Freedom Fighter

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Why is there no universal definition for terrorism? What tactics and objectives do terrorist groups share? Through an engaging and collaborative activity, as well as using rich informational texts and guided notes, lead your class...
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The Most Radioactive Places on Earth

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Spoiler alert! The most radioactive place on Earth may be much closer than you think! Explore some of the world's radioactive hot spots with an engaging video from the Veritasium playlist. Content includes the units used to measure...
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Postwar Tension and Triumph

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Go get the American Dream lifestyle! The 19th lesson in a 22-part series exploring American history shows learners the post-WWII economic boom. Using primary sources, photographs, and cartoons, groups discuss their findings and present...
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The Bomb

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The spectacular explosion of the first atomic weapon is documented with dramatic video footage in a short film. Using pictures and videos of the bomb's preparation, as well as its aftermath, scholars consider the ramifications of this...
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Chernobyl: A Story from Inside a Nuclear Disaster Area

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
On April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear disaster in history occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. After reading an interview surrounding the aftermath of the event, your learners will then discuss how disasters can be...
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E = mc^2

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Young scholars investigate Albert Einstein’s equation regarding energy and the speed of light.  In this algebra instructional activity, students explore nuclear fission and chain reactions through the use of a simulation conducted on the...
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Preparing for the Informative Speech

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars read an outline on how to prepare an informative speech. In this informative speech lesson plan, students read an outline and then prepare a speech.
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Structured Academic Controversy (SAC) in the History Classroom

For Teachers 8th - 12th
SAC is a specific approach to discussing history and controversial issues. Rather than adhering to an either/or debate-style paradigm, it fosters speaking and constructivist listening to enable learners to build consensus through...
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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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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore their culture in comparison to Japanese culture by reading the book, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. They identify islands of Japan, create a Venn diagram comparing Japanese culture to American culture, and...
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Medieval Japan

For Students 6th - 8th
In this social studies worksheet students find the terms related to Medieval Japan and the answers are found by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
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Japan Vocabulary Quiz

For Students 4th - 7th
In this Japan vocabulary quiz worksheet, students match the 17 terms in the left-hand column to the appropriate definitions in the right-hand column.
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Mapping Japan

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this Japan worksheet, students label cities, islands, seas, and more. Students label 11 different areas of the country of Japan.
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The Chemosynthetic Cafe

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars study photosynthesis and chemosynthesis.  In this chemosynthetic lesson students explain the processes of these and define terms. 
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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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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

For Students 5th
In this Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes worksheet, 5th graders read the book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes and complete short answer questions about it. Students complete 9 questions total.
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The Manhattan Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners identify the implications of Manhattan Project. In this World War II lesson, students examine maps, biographies, oral histories, and primary documents to determine why the United States developed the atom bomb and how they...
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Victory in the Pacific, 1943-1945

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the military campaigns of the Pacific theater, tracing the path of the Allied offensives. The lesson presents what the Allies were trying to accomplish and why.
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Imperial Japan

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Examine the conflicts and solutions that defined imperial Japan. The Shino-Japanes War, Battle of Tsushima, Russo-Japanese War, Treaty of Shimonoseki, and The Treaty of Portsmouth are all covered in this slide show. 
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A Hydrothermal Adventure

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scholars analyze hydrothermal vents. In this hydrothermal vents lesson, students discover the effects of hydrothermal vents on tectonic plates. Young scholars make model hydrothermal vents to understand how they form and operate.
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An English-Speaking World

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
An overview of the development of English as a global language fills out these slides. Beginning with statistics regarding how much of the world speaks English and to what capacity, a brief history is then given mostly pertaining to WWII...
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History Trivia For Kids

For Students 4th - 7th
There are 40 history trivia questions and answers.  Students have to cut out the questions and the answers and try to match the correct answer to the question.  The trivia questions are all related to history but from many different...
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GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students engage in a video activity to research the effects of war upon the Japanese to live in the world after World War II. They answer specific questions in order to complete the unit.
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Fallout Shelter

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore Cold War Era threats. In this world history lesson, 8th graders research the threat of Communism and nuclear war brought about by the Korean War and Vietnam. Students watch clips of speeches and build a mock...
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The Tell-Tale Plume

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine hydrothermal vents. For this ocean lesson, students identify changes in physical and chemical properties of sea water caused by hydrothermal vents.
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Commemorative Historical Magazine

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the Journalist perspective. For this WWII lesson, students act as journalists and create a "Commemorative Historical Magazine" based on events leading up to the United States role in WWII. Students will design their...
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World War II: The Pacific

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the events in the pacific during World War II. In this World War II lesson, students use reference material to access information about significant locations in the War. Student debate the use of the atomic bomb to end...
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GAURI AND PRITHVI: THE SUB-CONTINENT GOES NUCLEAR

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students write short papers on the background of the Pakistani missile called Gauri, named for one of the first Afghan military invaders of India in 11th century, Prithvi is named for Hindu general who fought Muslim invaders, Agni (Hindu...
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World War Two Wordsearch

For Students 7th - 12th
In this World War II word search worksheet, students locate and circle 17 significant names and terms. A word bank is provided.
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1,000 Cranes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students improve motor skills through careful folding, a discipline necessary in the practice of origami. They develop multicultural awareness by exploring Japanese history.
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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students explore world cultures by reading a book in class. In this origami lesson, students read the book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes and identify the Japanese culture of creating origami art. Students define vocabulary terms...
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Debating the Bomb

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research how the development of the atomic bomb affected people in World War II, participate in a debate about the bomb's use, and investigate how it has affected people's lives since 1945.
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Peace

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore through research changes in Japan following A-bomb, discuss how people of all ages can model tolerance and peaceful coexistence, examine Constitution of Japan, and identify its three basic tenants.
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The Cold War And Beyond

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students interview an adult that grew up in the United States during the Cold War to develop an understanding of the concept of mutually assured destruction. They focus the interview on how the person dealt with the threat of nuclear...
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Connection to Social Studies: Linus Pauling: A Life Well Spent

For Students 9th - 11th
In this atomic energy worksheet, learners read about Linus Pauling, who spent years making the public aware of the dangers of nuclear weapons. They answer questions about his work and the social responsibility he took on which led to the...
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World War II

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine primary sources to explore the events leading to World War II. In this World War II lesson, 5th graders  develop questions and research answers from information found in primary documents. Students view a video clip...
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Victory in the Pacific

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students explore the overall Allied strategy in the Pacific from 1943-1945 and assess its effectiveness. They explore the reasons why the atomic bomb was used and why use of that weapon was controversial.
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Connect and Apply Nonfiction Comprehension

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore how nonfiction relates to their own lives, other texts, family, friends, or world issues. They read the selected text and share a personal experience. Students compose their own nonfiction story.
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World War II in the Pacific and the End of the War

For Teachers 11th
Students study the World War in the Pacific.  In this Geography lesson, students develop an awareness of key issues and events from the conflict.  Students write a well-organized essay describing this event. 
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Debating the bomb

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research how the development of the atomic bomb affected people in World War II.  In this American History instructional activity, students participate in a debate about the bombs use.  Students investigate how it has affected...
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Multimedia Lesson on Japan and Paper Cranes

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars explore paper cranes. In this Japan and paper cranes activity, students discuss Japanese culture and history prior to creating their own paper cranes. 
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The Firebombing of Dresden

For Students 9th - 12th
In this World War II worksheet, students read a 1-page selection about the firebombing of Dresden as well as Internet articles about the topic and then respond to 7 short answer questions.
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Sadako and Her Cranes

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Pupils will be able to demonstrate their understanding of Japanese history by making a summary of the book Sadako and The Thousand Paper Cranes. The students will attempt to make a paper crane like Sadako.
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The Atomic Bomb

For Teachers 7th - 11th
In this atomic bomb study guide worksheet, students respond to 11 short answer questions. The questions correlate to assigned readings in a textbook.
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Dancing in the Desert: The Genie

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study nuclear destruction using visual literacy. In this nuclear destruction lesson, 5th graders work in groups to examine a group of pictures that show the destruction of a home by a nuclear blast. They discuss the type of...
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Radiation Reassessed

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students investigate the dangers of radiation by exploring recent nuclear tragedies.  In this scientific debate lesson, students define the idea of radiation "half life" and determine if low doses of radiation are truly damaging to a...
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One Step Closer to a Treaty

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students speak objectively about the nuclear disarmament issue and interpret sections of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. They become more informed by these discussions and readings on the nuclear
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Freedom

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars listen to a read aloud of Dr. Suess' Yertle the Turtle while thinking about the power struggle and oppression in the group of turtles. They note their feelings on chart paper before reviewing more books. They chose a...
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Battles and Events of World War II

For Teachers 6th - 11th
In this battles and events of World War II study guide worksheet, students read the notes provided and add notes of their own.
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LESSON PLAN: CONTROLLING NUCLEAR WEAPONS: DEBATING THE NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine various nuclear weapons. In this American Government lesson, 9th graders conduct primary source research to investigate nuclear weapons and the international nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. Students compose a...
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What, When or Where?

For Students 4th - 5th
In this question words worksheet, students complete a ten question multiple choice on-line interactive quiz about the correct use of question words "what", "when" and "where".
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At What Cost?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the civilian costs of war and the concept of 'moral equivalence.'
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Events of World War II

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the main leaders and events of World War II. In small groups they analyze images of main events in WWII, listen to a lecture, and complete a fill-in-the-blank worksheet.
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Takejiro Higa - Military Intelligence Service

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders study the contribution of Takejiro Higa in the invasion of Okinawa.
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WWII and the Atomic Bomb

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore three decisions about the atomic bomb faced by the U.S. during WWII, take a position on each of the decisions, and defend their position. Should a bomb have been built, dropped, and was the right decision made?
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Fallout

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers view a short film about the results of dropping the atomic bomb at the end of World War II. They research controversies surrounding the use of the bomb and nuclear weapons. They write two editorials about the issue.
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1940-1949

For Students 6th - 8th
In this social studies worksheet, students find the words related to the years 1940-1949 and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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History, Literature, Art: Connections

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders consider how works of art can help them make connections between history and literature. They compare a literary work to an artwork and discuss using specific questions as a guideline.
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United States - Japanese Relations In Post World War II Era

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the relationship between the United States and Japan. In groups, classmates research the treatment of Koreans and Americans as prisoners of war. Pupils examine the effect of politics and agreements during the war....
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WAR child Canada's: GENOCIDE

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars identify reasons genocide occurs through group research into specific Genocide incidents of the 20th century. They put into perspective why an organization such as the United Nations is necessary by introducing them to one...

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