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 Pacific War
*** Tension between Japan and the West
*** The bombing of Pearl Harbour
*** The Pacific War drags on
*** The Manhattan Project
*** The Potsdam Conference
*** The Potsdam Declaration
*** Japan's response
*** Attach on Hiroshima
*** August 7th and 8th
*** Attack on Nagasaki
*** Japan surrenders
The presentation ends with a discussion of whether the bombings were 'necessary measures' or 'calculated actions'? Evidence for and against both arguments is presented. Students are asked to reflect on the various arguments and are challenged to consider each point of view.
Suitable for high schools students. Student note-taking guiding questions and worksheets are available to download FREE of charge. Click here to access.