Atomic Bomb Facts
In this atomic bomb study guide worksheet, students 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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Dropping the Atomic Bomb: The Decision That Defined a Presidency
High schoolers 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. High schoolers...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Dropping the Atomic Bomb The Decision That Defined a Presidency.
Students examine historical evidence regarding the atomic bomb. In this Truman presidency lesson, students research images and documents about the use of the bomb in Japan. Students write position papers that identify their stance on the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Was the United States Justified in Dropping the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
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....
6th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Ethics of Dropping the Atomic Bombs on Japan
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...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Philosophical Chairs: Justification for the Dropping the Atomic Bombs
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...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Mastery Activity: Presidential Address
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...
9th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The End of World War II: Pearl Harbor, Japanese Internment Camps, and the Atomic Bomb
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...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb at Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
World War II Part 1
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...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Ethics of the Bomb: What Would You Do?
Young scholars 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.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History