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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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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 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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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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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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World War II

For Teachers 5th
Students research World War II and discuss how conflicts in the war lead to change. In this World War II lesson plan, students read books, watch movies, complete activity sheets, and answer questions all researching the war.
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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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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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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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World War II

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive history learning exercise, students respond to 21 matching questions regarding World War II. Students may check their answers immediately
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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. In this World War II lesson plan, students research the implications of the use of nuclear weapons to end the war in the Pacific.  Students determine...
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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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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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Atomic Bomb Debate

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the decision to end World War II by dropping the atomic bomb.  For this world history lesson, students explore information on the atomic bomb and the decision of the tactics to use it.  They also watch a video and plan...
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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, young scholars read the notes provided and add notes of their own.
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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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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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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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Nagasaki

For Students 9th - 12th
After mere minutes, the atomic bomb in warfare changed the world forever. Pupils use their knowledge of primary sources to complete a written assessment. The assessment requires learners to identify the event and to explain in...
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Milkweed: Lesson 1

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore history by analyzing WWII attacks. In 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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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 lesson, students participate in a debate about the bombs use.  Students investigate how it has affected people's lives...
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Munich: Peace in Our Time

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the Munich Agreement. For this World War II lesson, students analyze the agreement made among Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy. Students discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the agreement.
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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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The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb and V.J. Day

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore the impact of the decision to drop the atomic bomb. For 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...

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