The Atomic Bomb: Hiroshima and Nagasaki
In this atomic bomb learning exercise, students read facts about the atomic bomb and the effects of the bomb in the cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Students complete 3 activities using the text.
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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
The Mystical Powers of the Japanese Crane
The Japanese crane has become an international symbol of peace. After reading Eleanor Coerr's Sadako and The Thousand Paper Cranes, class members research the Thousand Crane Quilt and draw connections between the symbol, the bombing of...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
A Peace Maker in the Aftermath of War
Students discover how Barbara Reynolds was involved with the atomic bomb in World War II. In this World War II atomic bomb lesson plan, students work in groups to research WWII. Students present their findings with pictures and discuss...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
Firestorms: The Bombing of Civilians in World War II: War, Ethics, Guernica, Precision Bombing
Pupils explore the history, rationale and ethics of civilian bombing in times of war. They consider war strategy, the laws and conventions of war and international implications.
6th - 12th English Language Arts