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 capture the evidence for and against the atomic bombing of Japan during World War Two. The sources provide evidence both for and against the use of the atomic bombs and is a great activity for having students analyze sources and for introducing the topic of the debate surrounding the atomic bombing of Japan to end World War Two.
This source analysis assignment makes use of both primary sources and reference sources related to the atomic bombing of Japan to end World War Two.
The packages also includes a range of activities related to the sources. Included the teacher will find a set of 22 questions (analysis, comprehension and research) that requires students to think critically in order to develop their ideas in relation to whether it was necessary for the United States to use the atomic bombs against Japan to end World War Two. The questions also include a chart for organizing and analyzing the evidence given in the sources. As well, the teacher will find an included web link for students to research further beyond the included sources about the atomic bombing of Japan to end World War Two. It makes for a great extension activity! The questions come with a detailed teacher key.
The package also includes a writing assignment related to whether the atomic bombing of Japan was necessary. The teacher will find a writing assignment that requires students to develop an argument and utilize historical evidence related to the events of the atomic bombing of Japan. The assignment involves writing a paragraph response using the evidence provided in the source analysis pack. A teacher key and marking rubric are included in the package for the assignment.
The sources and activities makes for an excellent homework or in-class reading activity to bring the events of the atomic bombing of Japan! Can also work as a great substitute teaching plan.