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". A great, simple reading for students to complete and generate a debate on the bomb's use. One of my favorite ways to conclude our World War II unit and always spurs a great class debate.
"The island was full of sacred deer. They were not afraid, for no one hurt them." [Japanese sacred deer.] / For unique, hands-on activity ideas for THE BIG WAVE by Pearl S. Buck, visit http://www.litwitsworkshops.com/free-resources/the-big-wave/ LitWits Kits make literature real, relevant and fun for kids – so they want to read more!
There is so much to see in Japan! Not just ancient and interesting cultural highlights, amazing nature as well! Check out this 1 month itinerary around Japan including Tokyo, Hokkaido, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Nara, Koyasan, Kyoto, the Japanese Alps (Kamikochi) and Matsumoto.