Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

A reading of Eleanor Coerr's Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes provides upper elementary students an opportunity to contribute to the Children's Peace Monument in Hiroshima, Japan. After reading the story, class members learn about the cultural significance of origami, create their own cranes, and send them, along with a personal letter, to the monument in Japan.

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CCSS: Designed
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires extra prep time to gather origami paper, art supplies, shipping envelopes, and writing materials
  • The resource provides links to materials that model how to make the cranes and other materials to use in the rotation stations
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