Educational links for teachers:
Please note there is no guarantee that these sites adhere to the Hiroshima Day Committee's view that the bombing of Hiroshima was NOT justified.
This comprehensive unit was developed for the Schools of California Online Resources (SCORE) Project
In some seventh grade social studies curriculum, students study Japanese history from AD 600 to 1800. This unit adds a language arts dimension to the social studies curriculum. Students will read the story Sadako and/or Sadako and the Thousand Cranes (includes links) , and, through an exploration of the Internet and other sources, will search for information about the development and use of nuclear energy, in general, and the atom bomb, specifically.
Japan Guide Delivers comprehensive, up to date information on traveling and living in Japan, first-hand from Japan.
A first hand account written by Takeharu Terao, survivor of the Hiroshima Atom bomb.
Began as a way for people to express their views on how to achieve peace, on what peace is, and other thoughts about peace. It provides a record of the Atomic Bomb disaster, giving the stories of A-Bomb survivors and the experiences of children of Hiroshima.
The project aims to provide all readers with accurate information concerning the impact the first atomic bomb had on Hiroshima & to provide the context for a constructive discussion of what the world can learn from this event and why such weapons of total destruction should never again be used.
This WebQuest for Grades 3 - 5 uses the book 'Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes' by Eleanor Coerr to allow students to research, learn and form opinions on topics such as Japan, Japanese culture, war, World War II, Hiroshima, atomic bombs, heroism and origami.
The Manhattan Engineer District has produced a report, Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, at the Avalon Project at the Yale Law School. It has a summary of the damages and injuries caused by the atomic bombs, the types of injuries sustained and a eyewitness account.
History Lab is a project of the Technology in Education Laboratory (TIELab). It offers innovative online projects to enrich history instruction through technology. The History Lab is both an inquiry-based pedagogy and a learning tool designed to make learning about history more an act of interpretation and less of memorisation. The history lab is an online lesson template that reflects certain beliefs about teaching history: that student learning should focus as much on inquiry, reflection, int...
This world history sub-site covers events leading to the two world war and revolution, economic and social developments and World War II. It includes maps and some images.
Hiroshima Peace Site contains a historical account of the Bombing of Hiroshima during the Second World War, an examination of the nuclear threat during the period of the Cold War, as well as a collection of peace declarations and affirmations.
Hiroshima Archive Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon, USA.
The Hiroshima Archive is intended to serve as a research and educational guide to those who want to gain and expand their knowledge of the atomic bombing. It contains a historical study, information about Enola Gay bomb, memoirs & survivors' accounts and poetry
An on-line exhibiton of photographs in remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There is a repository of recollections of people remembering how they learned about Nagasaki and a public forum, where people have shared their ideas about the bombings and the atomic age in general.