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How should we remember the bomb?

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US History +1 Age Levels Middle School (13 to 15 years old), Post-Secondary

This collection asks students to create their own exhibit on a controversial subject: the use of atomic weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end World War II. Students will create a collection that includes five items reflecting their answers to the following questions:

-How should the bombing of Hiroshima be remembered?

-Was it necessary to drop the atomic bombs in order to end World War II?

Students should consider both long-term and short-term effects in their responses.


Nuclear Testing, Bikini Island

National Museum of American History

Hiroshima

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Ban the A-Bomb

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Peace Child of Hiroshima, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums