Aftermath of the Atomic Bomb: What Consequences Lingered? A WWII Investigation!
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In this Common-Core focused and highly-engaging activity, students investigate the lingering effects of the atomic bomb used by the United States on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II (WWII).
Students take on the role of reporters as they try to undercover the immediate and longterm effects of this decision to end WWII.
Students will analyze primary sources from atomic bomb survivors, look at the impact radiation and Leukemia have had on the Japanese population, understand the plight of "a-bomb orphans", and come to terms with devastation Hiroshima and Nagasaki faced.
This is great supplement to any unit on World War II (WWII), offers a unique perspective on the punishment given to the Japanese civilians, and provides for a great discussion on the weapons used in war. Enjoy!
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