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This very fun, product and engaging lesson is designed to get students talking about the material, formulating opinions and defending arguments. It is set up in debate format which is clearly outlined in the document. Suggested research materials are provided which allows the class to use this as a one day lesson or a multiple day lesson (depending on the teacher & direction of the debate). This student driven activity is always a hit in the classroom; and this particular debate deals with the historical conflict of between the United Sates and Japan in WWII and the usage of nuclear weaponry. Compelling Question: "Should the United States have used atomic bombs to defeat Japan in 1945?"