U.S. Involvement in World War II through the Lens of the Manhattan Project National Historic Park

This U.S. Involvement in World War II through the Lens of the Manhattan Project National Historic Park lesson plan also includes:

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Young historians examine photos, letters, war posters, and other primary source documents to analyze the rationale for the Manhattan Project, determine why Oak Ridge was selected as a site for the Secret City, and study the contributions of women and African Americans to the project.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include the resource in a unit study of the ending of World War II and/or a study of John Hersey's Hiroshima
Classroom Considerations

  • Provide groups with one copy of each of the resources to save on printing costs
Pros

  • Includes information about the contributions of women and African Americans, a topic not included in many studies of the project
Cons

  • None