No More Hiroshimas! No More Nagasakis Common Core Aligned Lesson Plan
Subject(s): Language Arts/History 6th / 7th / 8th grades Teacher(s): Chomori, Jenny / Guthrie, Linda
School:L Thomas Starr King Middle School
Common Core State Standards:
Reading - Integration of Knowledge - Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
Writing - Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well- structured event sequences.
Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.
Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.
Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
[/ol] Production and Distribution of writing - Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.
SL Speaking and Listening Standards
Presentation of Knowledge - Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.
No More Hiroshimas! No More Nagasakis!
I. Listen to song “On A Hot August Morning” Album Yokohama California by Robert Kikuchi II. Read “Hiroshima No Pika”
Hiroshima No Pika
[/ol] III. Read Faithful Elephants: A True Story of Animals, People, and ...
Faithful Elephants: A True Story of Animals, People, and War By Yukio Tsuchiya · Paperback
IV. Read “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Crane”
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
[/ol] V. Research Hiroshima’s peace park/ peace flame
From the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum website.
“Tokyo University Professor Kenzo Tange designed the base.
The pedestal was designed to suggest two hands pressed together at the wrist and bent back so that the palms point up to the sky. It expresses condolence for victims unable to satisfy their thirst for water, as well as the desire for nuclear abolition and enduring world peace.”
2013 / Little Tokyo to hold “A Call for Peace” as Hiroshima ...
In the 1980s, Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley brought a flame from Hiroshima ... In 1989, then called the Peace Flame was officially housed at the Koyasan Buddhist Temple on 1st street in Little Toyko ...
VI. Students will interview or research the stories of the Hibakusha (atomic bomb survivors).
VII. Students will use all of the presented and researched information to produce as the culminating task an assembly on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
VIII. Each group of students will be responsible for a segment of the assembly.
Sample agenda for assembly:
I. While the classes are coming into the auditorium the song “On A Hot August Morning” Album Yokohama California by Robert Kikuchi will be playing.
II. A short introduction on Hiroshima and Nagasaki - when and what happened.
III. Explanation of the atomic bomb and the aftereffects.
IV. “Hiroshima No Pika” - Students will either perform a short vignette on the story or develop a short film to
V. “Faithful Elephants” - Students will either perform a short vignette on the story or develop a short film to
VI. Students will write an essay or poem on the “Peace Flame” to be recited.
VII. Students will recite one important memory, lesson learn, or important fact from either the research or interview of the hibakusha.
VIII. “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes” - Students will give a synopsis of the story and will teach students how to make cranes. Students will invite members of the audience to join them in making 1000 paper cranes which will be sent to Peace Park in Hiroshima, Japan.
edited by lguthrie on 1/6/2015