Collection of Visual Resources Related to the Atomic Bomb/Hiroshima
From Power Point presentations.com. Videos and slideshows show visual evidence from the aftermath of the dropping of the atomic bomb.
Interview with Francis Mitsuo Tomosawa
Transcript of Scholastic's interview with Mr. Tomosawa who was a teen living in Hiroshima at the time that the atomic bomb was dropped. Excellent primary source for younger students.
Attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Students read Sadako and write an editorial about the event from the perspective of either a Japanese or an American.
Children of the Atomic Bomb Curriculum Lesson Plans
Collection of lesson plans developed by multicultural curriculum consultant Esther Taira
Atomic Bomb-Truman Press Release-Student Activity
This activity from the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum has students read and analyze the press release issues by Truman announcing the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
The Einstein-Szilard Letter 1939
Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President Roosevelt on August 2, 1939. The letter culminated in the bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
On My Participation In The Atom Bomb Project
In response to the editor of Kaizo, Einstein wrote this short essay to describe his limited involvement in the development of the atomic bomb. Einstein stated that his participation consisted of "a single act" - signing the 1939 letter to President Roosevelt. "I did not see any other way out, although I always was a convinced pacifist." The essay appeared in a special edition of Kaizo published in 1952.
Victory in the Pacific, 1943-1945
Students study the military campaigns of the Pacific theater, and trace the path of the Allied offensives. Historical documents and interactive map show students what the Allies were trying to accomplish, and why.
Hiroshima Peace Park Website
Peace Park is the official Japanese memorial site in Hiroshima where the atomic bomb was dropped. The website includes a virtual tour and a Kids' Station with a special section for Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. A little-known fact is that many school children were victims because they were participating in work crews at demolition sites in the city.
The Ethics of the Bomb: What Would You Do?
The history and ethics of the development of the atomic bomb is one of the most significant issues in our modern world. The atomic bomb has changed the way nations relate to each other and the way in which war is waged. In this lesson, students will explore selected web sites regarding the Manhattan Project, Truman's decision to drop the bomb, Fat Man and Little Boy, the Enola Gay, and the aftermath in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Students will encounter differing perspectives, both historical and current, in order to answer the question, "If you were President of the United States during World War II, what would you have done?" They will also answer the question, "What should we do in the future to prevent this from happening again?"