Tomorrow is the anniversay of the atomic dropping of Hiroshima. I thought a “The Best…” list of related resources that are accessible to English Language Learners might be useful.
You might also be interested in The Best Sites For Learning About Nuclear Weapons.
Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Learning About The Atomic Bombings Of Japan:
The Big Picture has series of photos titled Hiroshima, 64 years ago.
You can read Moment of silence as Hiroshima recalls bomb, which is a report about a commemoration ceremony.
Here’s an article on House Of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Hiroshima.
The New York Times has a Hiroshima slideshow.
The History Channel has a number of short videos on the atomic bombings.
How Stuff Works also has a number of related short videos.
Breaking News English has online materials that provide audio support for the text on the Hiroshima bombing.
ESL Holiday Lessons has a number of good printables on Hiroshima Peace Day.
Scholastic has an interactive called Hiroshima: A Survivor’s Story.
TIME Magazine has a short report that is not accessible to ELL’s, but teachers might want to modify it. It’s called HISTORICAL NOTES: Was Hiroshima Necessary?
Hiroshima marks 65th anniversary of atomic bomb attack is a BBC slideshow.
I was surprised that I couldn’t really find particularly good lesson plans online about the atomic bombings. This was the best I could find, and would need to be modified for ELL’s. It’s called The Ethics of the Bomb:What Would You Do? I’m hoping readers can point me in the direction of others.
Here are links to Amazing Panoramic Photos Of Hiroshima After The Atomic Bomb Blast.
Here’s a Telegraph slideshow titled Japan marks the 66th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
Japan marks 68 years since Hiroshima is a slideshow from CBS News.
Reader Alison Klein shared this useful interactive on Hiroshima called The Fallout.
Hiroshima and the nuclear age – a visual guide is from The Guardian.
What it would look like if the Hiroshima bomb hit your city is from The Washington Post.
Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Survivors Pass Their Stories to a New Generation is from The New York Times.
When time stood still: A Hiroshima survivor’s story is from The BBC.
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What would happen if an 800-kiloton nuclear warhead detonated above midtown Manhattan? is from The Bulletin of The Atomic Scientists.
An illustrated history of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings is from The Washington Post.
Hiroshima: Before and After the Atomic Bombing is a series of photos from The Atlantic.
HIROSHIMA; Justified Bombings? A Survivor’s Reply is from The New York Times.
Survivors Recount Horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is from The New York Times.
President Obama was the first sitting U.S. President to visit Hiroshima. Here are resources about that visit:
Pres. Obama visits Hiroshima is a photo gallery from The Boston Globe.
At Hiroshima Memorial, Obama Says Nuclear Arms Require ‘Moral Revolution’ is from The New York Times.
Hiroshima Survivor Cries, and Obama Gives Him a Hug is from The NY Times.
Obama Becomes 1st Sitting U.S. President to Visit Hiroshima is from NBC News.
Here is the transcript of his speech.
And here’s an excerpt from it:
Was it right to bomb Hiroshima? is an interactive from the BBC.
You Decide: The Atom Bomb? | A Biography of America is from PBS.
Hiroshima anniversary: Interactive images show impact of first atom bomb is from ABC in Australia.
Here’s an Associate Press interactive on the bombings.
The New York Times has published this 360 video of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima (you have to go directly to their site for the 360 effect):
As always, suggestions and feedback are welcome.