Was President Truman correct in his decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
This lesson takes students beyond their own opinions and offers students a look at both sides of this long-debated question.Students will be engaged in a web-based activity which will lead them to consider both sides of the argument. Students will then use the evidence they learn from the website as support in a written mini-essay.
--2-page student handout including student directions, exploration question, table for guided notes, and processing question.
--Two versions of the student handout are included. The first contains a scoring rubric for students uses of evidence; the second does not include a rubric.
--Answer key and lesson suggestion.
This activity requires internet access. Please ensure you have lab space or 1:1 devices before purchasing this lesson.
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