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, simple reading for students to complete for a warm up or to generate a debate on the bomb's use. Included are several short answer questions to help promote class discussion.
This is one of my favorite ways to conclude our World War 2 unit and always spurs a great class debate.
An editable Google Doc version is included along with an answer key for your convenience.
This resource can also be downloaded as part of my Complete World War 2 Unit Plan Bundle here along with DOZENS of other great lessons and resources on WW2!
Enjoy and thank you for looking!