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218 reviewed resources for atomic bomb

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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Printable Exhibition

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War is a collection of 13 resources from a printable exhibition curated by the Smithsonian Museum of American History.  Each resource begins with a summary and a table of contents. The resources...
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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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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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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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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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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 instructional activity, students research images and documents about the use of the bomb in Japan. Students write position papers that identify...
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The Atomic Bomb: Crash Course History of Science #33

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Einstein, a famous pacifist, sent a letter to FDR encouraging development of a nuclear weapon. An interesting video opens with this historical event and moves through the development of atomic bombs. It shares the use of atomic weapons...
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Sun vs. Atomic Bomb

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The largest series of nuclear fusion reactions in our solar system has been happening for millions of years. The sun works in much the same way that atomic bombs work. Here is a video that describes how each work and the safety checks...
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Mastery Activity: Presidential Address

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Learners transport themselves to 1945 and assume the role of the president. How would you end the war with Japan? Would you choose to use the atomic bomb? First, each individual writes a speech they would give to garner the support of...
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The Atomic Bomb Dilemma

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils examine consequences of using atomic bomb in light of resulting peace, distinguish between fact and opinion and analyze sources to recognize bias and points of view, and assume role of reporter, critic, cabinet member, or observer...
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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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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, students read selected articles on the topic and watch a video of the damage done to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Students...
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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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Dropping the Atomic Bomb: The Decision That Defined a Presidency

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this World War II lesson, students research the implications of the use of nuclear weapons to end the war in the Pacific.  Young scholars...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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