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The Atomic Bob T-Chart
In this atomic bomb graphic organizer worksheet, students list reasons for dropping and not dropping the atomic bomb in World War II. Students also respond to a reflection question.
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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
Civics and Citizenship
What is a good citizen? Here is a fantastic unit of ten lessons that will thoroughly cover the concept of civics and citizenship in your class. Examples of activities include learning stations, primary and secondary source analysis of...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Celebrating African American/Black Leaders in History: Their Religions and Their Legacy
Kick start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative...
6th - 12th English Language Arts 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
Truman's Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb
Eleventh graders investigate Truman's decision to use the atomic bomb. For 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...
11th Social Studies & History
The President’s Desk
What stories can a desk paperweight and picture frame possibly tell us about the president of the United States? Pupils are transported to the desk of President John F. Kennedy through a highly interactive and engaging online interactive...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Historical Perspectives: Coming Home from War
What do the homecoming experiences of soldiers who fought in WWII, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan reveal about the politics and culture of the US during the time period of each war? Young historians view The Way We Get By, which tells...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
The Cold War: Culture of Fear
Students 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. ...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History