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Atomic Bombing of Japan - Source Analysis Questions / Assignment with Key (WWII)
Atomic Bombing of Japan - Source Analysis Questions / Assignment with Key (WWII) - This 22 page Atomic Bombing of Japan package includes 8+ engaging and informative sources (visual and text) related to the atomic bombing of Japan by the United States to end World War Two (WWII). The sources truly ca
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Analyzing President Truman's Diary Entry on the Atomic Bomb
This fantastic primary source document activity has students reading a short excerpt from President Truman's diary entry regarding the use of atomic bombs on Japan. In simple terms, Truman justifies dropping the bombs on Hiroshima & Nagasaki and calls them "military targets". This is a great, s
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Hiroshima and Nagasaki 2x Atomic Bomb Survivor Worksheet
Hiroshima and Nagasaki 2x Atomic Bomb Survivor Worksheet This is the amazing story of a man who was in BOTH Hiroshima and Nagasaki when they were hit with atomic bombs during World War II. Despite being within 2 miles of the epicenter in both Japanese cities, he survived and eventually became an
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Atomic Bombing of Japan - Socratic Seminar (Was the U.S. justified?) WWII
Atomic Bombing of Japan - Socratic Seminar (Was the U.S. justified?) WWII - A 20+ page package related to the atomic bombing of Japan during World War Two (WWII). This package contains all of the necessary documents to facilitate a Socratic Seminar related to the atomic bombing of Japan. The discu
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Atomic Bombing of Japan - Manhattan Project - Webquest with Key (World War Two)
This 8 page Manhattan Project document contains a webquest and teachers key related to the Manhattan Project, which was the secret American Program to create the first atomic weapons during World War Two. The Manhattan Project would eventually lead to the atomic bombing of Japan during World War Tw
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WWII: The Atomic Bombing of Japan: Necessary Measures or Calculated Actions?
WWII: The Atomic Bombing of Japan: Necessary Measures or Calculated Actions? This detailed 32-slide presentation discusses the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan during WWII. In particular, this presentation discusses: *** Key background points *** Japan and Manchuria (China) *** The Pacifi
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DBQ: Reasons For and Against Using the Atomic Bomb in 1945
This Document Based Question (DBQ) was created for 10th Grade World History and may also be used in a U.S. History class. It could also be used as a review for the New York State Global History and Geography Regents and U.S. History and Government Regents exams. The topic is the arguments for and ag
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Socratic Seminar: Debate: Should the U.S. have dropped the atomic bomb on Japan?
Awesome lesson on the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan. This is a full lesson where you will have so much interaction from all students. Included debating grading rubric. It starts with the letter that U.S> airplanes dropped as pamphlets to the Japanese people warning them of this "new
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World War II & the Atomic Bomb: What Consequences Lingered? A WW2 Investigation!
World War II & the Atomic Bomb: What Consequences Lingered? A WWII Investigation! This activity is included in the much larger World War II (WWII) Bundle, located here: World War II Bundle! 5 fun, hands-on, & Common Core focused resources on WWII Buy the Bundle and save a Bundle! -------

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WWII - The Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Japan - Act-It-Out
This interactive act-it-out will get all of your students involved and engaged. Students will practice reading aloud about the effects of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan during World War II from the perspective of the Japanese and the American pilots of the Anola Gay. Your students will practic
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The Manhattan Project and the Use of the Atomic Bomb Lesson Plan Collection
The following five lesson plans are included in this collection: Manhattan Project Webquest World War II and the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima Webquest Manhattan Project: The Frist Atomic Bomb Blast 1945 Primary Source Worksheet The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis, 1945 World War II Primary Source Wor
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Would you drop it?- Walkaround Activity on the atomic bomb in WW2 and 5-E Lesson
Students are excited to learn when they get up and moving around the room for a walkaround activity. This 5-E based lesson challenges students to consider the question, ”Would you drop it?”, in reference to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end World War II. A PowerPoint presentatio
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Manhattan Project: The First Atomic Bomb Blast, 1945 Primary Source Worksheet
This worksheet allows students to use a primary source document to learn about the Manhattan Project and the testing of the first atomic bomb in New Mexico during July, 1945. I use this worksheet to help students better understand the development of the atomic bomb during World War II. This activit
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World War II Powerpoint - Bombing of Pearl Harbor to D-Day and the Atomic Bomb
A World War 2 powerpoint that includes 40 slides of insightful analysis and only the best photos, propaganda posters, and topical graphs and charts. A great tool and assessment for any world history, U.S. history, or social studies class. The Japanese dastardly attack on Pearl Harbor forced Americ
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Should The US have dropped the atomic bombs on Japan? - Source analysis WW2
This is a primary source investigative study where your students grapple with the question of whether the US should have dropped the bombs on Japan in 1945. This unit contains: • Background sheet on dropping of the bombs • Student Assignment sheet (2 pages) • Argument cards • Evidence file consisti
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Manhattan Project & Atomic Bomb Primary & Secondary Source Assignment
A great six (6) page worksheet about the Manhattan project, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and whether or not the US should have used the Atomic weapon. The assignment combines six (6) Primary sources and Secondary Source information with 18 questions students need to answer. The answer key
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Truman Mock Trial: Harry Truman on Trial for Atomic Bombing of Japan
This is a pre-made mock trial with 6 witnesses (each with a pre-made witness statement), a rubric for evaluation, and a list of common objections used at trial. The topics covered include the various perspectives concerning the decision of the United States of America to use two atomic weapons on Ja
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World War II: War's End, Germany Surrenders, Manhattan Project, Atomic Bombs
Students will learn about Germany's surrender and the splitting of Berlin. They will read about Japan's refusal to surrender, the Manhattan Project, and the Atom Bombs. There are critical thinking questions and photos to analyze.
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WWII: World War Two Atomic Bomb Docs and Arguementative Essay
This document includes 9 primary resource documents regarding the dropping of the atomic bomb. Then, students are asked to write an argumentative essay on whether the US should have dropped the bombs on Japan or not. Very common core.
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Atomic Bomb Target List
This worksheet provides with a brief background history about the development of the atomic bombs and their capabilities. It then provides the students with a list of targets and options ranging from cities, to a demonstration detonation, to not using the weapons at all. Students need to analyze t
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Atomic Bomb-agree or disagree?
This is meant to be used prior to teaching about America's use of the Atomic bomb in World War II. Five signs are provided in the last four slides which represent a range of attitudes from strongly agree to strongly disagree. These are to be printed and posted around the room. As the teacher projec
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Persuasive Writing Activity:  Dropping Atomic Bombs on Japan?
Students will work as an adviser for President Truman defending a side as to whether or not the United States should have drop the atomic bombs on Japan. Students are given a rubric, a two page document explaining both sides, a document that explains how to write their essay and a page for struggl
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Atomic Bombing of Japan (Resource Bundle) - World War Two (WWII)
Atomic Bombing of Japan (Resource Bundle) - World War Two (WWII) A resource bundle for the atomic bombing of Japan in World War Two (WWII) with a varied set of documents that will make a great addition to your unit! Includes 15 unique documents (8 Resources) totaling 70 pages. Set includes a rese
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Atom Bomb: The Explosion Heard Around the World
Reading passage about the history of the atom bomb as it was used to end World War II in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Discusses the Manhattan Project, Harry Truman, and the devastation of the bombs. Includes pre-reading vocabulary activity, post-reading vocabulary activity, and a page of 10 text d
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WWII: World War Two  Albert Einstein and the Atomic Bombs
This product gives a short description on how Albert Einstein was involved in the making of the atomic bombs and the development of the Manhattan project. It discusses how he was leary towards the bombs development but feared Germany getting to it first. There is also excerpts from the letter he wro
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The Decision To Drop The Atomic Bomb.. What Would You Have Done?
This item is a lesson that has students analyzing what they would have done.. would they have dropped the atomic bomb?
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Atomic Bombing of Japan - Position Paper (Essay) and Rubric (World War Two) WWII
A source-based position paper (essay) with rubric related to the debate surrounding the United States' use of the atomic bombs against Japan in order to end World War Two (WWII). The source offers an argument on the use of the atomic bombs and the position paper (essay) requires students to analyze
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Atomic Bomb Role Play
This assignment centers around the question "Should the United States use the Atomic Bomb against the Japanese in WWII?" The assignment is best suited for group work. The teacher will act as President Harry S. Truman and then split students into groups representing the political appointees, scienti
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Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb
List of Pro's and Con's that President Truman faced about the idea of using the Atomic Bomb. Students form opinions and answer questions about whether or not it was a good decision and what could have been done differently.
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4115-13 Atomic Bomb and End of World War II Lesson
In this COMPLETE lesson from InspirEd Educators, students will be able to explain how island hopping and the use of the Atomic Bomb led to the end of World War II. This fantastic lesson uses a variety of activities and strategies to help students understand the complex decision making that took pla
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Mock Trial: Truman and the Atomic Bomb
This lesson will have students critically explore and evaluate the controversial decision made by the United States’ President Harry S. Truman to use the atomic bomb to end the war with Japan. Charged with ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ under Article 6 of the Nuremberg Charter, students will simulate a m
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Reading: "Dropping the Atomic Bomb"
This is a reading about the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I give this reading to students before we discuss the atomic bomb and the effects it had on the people. This reading includes several primary sources from various perspectives about the thinking that went int
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WWII: World War Two The Atomic Bomb Story
This product gives a brief description of the statistics involved in the atomic bombing of Japan and then continues to go through an in depth story making it seem more real to students. There are a lot of accompanying pictures and a final essay topic at the end for students to decide if the bomb was
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The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb (Document Packet)
75-source document packet on the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Numerous primary and secondary source documents are included (charts graphs, photographs, political cartoons, quotations, drawings, and government documents). Keywords: Hiroshima Nagasaki World War II Litt
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The Pacific Theater and the Atomic Bomb - Global/USH Common Core
The following is a two-day (75 minute periods) lesson/worksheet on the Pacific Theater and the dropping of the atomic bomb during World War II. This lesson contains a variety of student-centered activities designed to promote class discussion and critical thinking. Topics covered include: • Island

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World War 2 - Hiroshima - Surviving the Atomic Bomb Writing
After students learn about the dropping of the Atomic Bomb, the culminating activity is a creative writing assignment. Students write a letter as a 75-80 year old survivor of the atomic bomb. Many important facts about WW2 and Atomic Bomb destruction have to be included. The last 2 years I've also i
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Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb Oral Histories
Four excerpts of oral histories from scientists that worked on the atomic bomb. Includes analytical question(s) after each excerpt, as well as two overall general questions about the use of the atomic bomb. Students should have some prior knowledge about the Manhattan Project and the dropping of the
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Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima World War II Primary Source Worksheet
This worksheet allows students to use a primary source document to learn about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. I use this worksheet to help students better understand the devastation and impact of the atomic bomb on the people of Hiroshima. This activity is very easy to use. All you have to do is
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Truman and the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb: Graphic Organizer
Teacher-prepared notes show students what is important and how ideas relate, and offer a model for how students should take notes themselves (Marzano et al., 2001). This graphic organizer gives students two primary source quotes regarding Truman's use of the bomb. The notes then explain some pro/con

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WWII Atomic Bomb Drop "White Light, Black Rain" Film - Compare & Contrast
What do you know about the Atomic Bomb? Students list any and all arguments FOR AND AGAINST the dropping of the Atomic Bomb in the chart below. This would go perfectly with the film Bright Light, Black Rain. This would also be an excellent set up for a debate in class.
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World War II - Source Analysis Bundle (Causes of WWII, Atomic Bombs, etc)
Excellent tool for analyzing World War II readings, primary sources, cartoons, propaganda and speeches! Each of the 9 resources contains all necessary answer keys and rubrics for ease of assessment! Over 120 pages of content! You save 50% by buying this World War II Source Analysis Bundle! This
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Atomic Bomb WebQuest
This assignment is designed to aid students in investigating the decision to drop the Atomic Bomb on Imperial Japan. It encourages students to support their thoughts and opinions with evidence from the web. It culminates with students creating a thesis statement. This is geared towards US History an
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World War II – The Atomic Bomb Decision Primary Source Analysis
This common-core aligned activity will have your students “think like an historian” by analyzing primary sources to answer the central historical question: Was it militarily necessary to drop the atomic bomb? Six primary sources and a graphic organizer is included. As a formative assessment you can
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Alternative to the Atomic Bomb
This handout guides the students into thinking of alternative ways to end WWII with Japan surrenduring without using the bomb. They need to think of an idea that is just as effective but could possible save lives.
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Dropping the Atomic Bombs on Japan: Investigation
The writing assignment focuses on an essential question: Should President Truman have dropped the Atomic Bombs on Japan? This lesson explains exactly how to write a 5 paragraph essay. It has a short informational story that explains both sides of the Atomic bombings of Japan. This lesson also ha
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Japan World War II Atomic Bombing of Japan Mock Trial
Put President Harry Truman on trial for dropping the Atomic Bombs on Japan! This lesson helps to guide students through a mock trial and gives them the tools to help conduct it. It comes with worksheets to set everything up from the opening statements to the questioning of the witnesses to the ver
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Was US justified in dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
Was the United States justified in dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki? based on the reading THE ATOMIC BOMBING OF HIROSHIMA Hiroshima (August 6, 1945) Source: http://www.cfo.doe.gov/me70/manhattan/hiroshima.htm students justify whether or not the US should have dropped the atomic bo
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World War II: Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Atomic Bomb) PowerPoint and Notes Set
This PowerPoint and Notes set is everything you need to teach your students about the Hiroshima and Nagasaki (the Atomic Bombs)! It covers Albert Einstein, the Manhattan Project, the first atomic bomb, President Truman's decision, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and how Japan surrendered. Includes: - 10 slid
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The Atomic Bomb: Graphic Organizers, Movie Guide, & DBQ Assessment (Bundle)
This product includes two graphic organizers, a movie guide to the BBC's documentary found here: Hiroshima BBC History, and a DBQ Assessment on the Atomic Bomb. This product will help your students learn about the development and use of the nuclear bomb. Ready to print and ready to use! These produ
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Atomic Bomb WWII: Was it Justified? Documents and Debate Project
In this project, students begin with a thirteen document scaffolding activity, where they analyze both primary and secondary documents that either support or oppose the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Scaffolding questions accompany each document. I then have students create a T-cha
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DBQ World War II: Should the US have dropped the Atomic Bomb (s)? GREAT LESSON!!
This contains 20 documents on the America's use of the atomic bomb, the effects of the bomb, reasons as to why we dropped the bomb, reasons why we shouldn't have, survivor stories and more from primary and secondary source documents I have my students read through this in groups- outline , figure o
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World War II: Victory in the Pacific and Atomic Bomb Activity
Do you need an activity that analyzes the United States victory over Japan? We've got the activity for you! This "World War II: Victory in the Pacific " Activity includes: 1) A set of questions that test your students knowledge of what happened following the war in the Pacific. Topics range fro
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