[Surfnetkids: 01 Aug 2012] Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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#1. August 1, 2012

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

Have you been watching the Olympics? Just a reminder that we have dozens of summer Olympics coloring pages here and here.

I did more work this week on publishing new sites. Brand new (and still fairly empty) is Fun Printable Cards. I know it’s not Valentine’s Day yet, but next up we’ll be adding some birthday cards and birthday invitations. Stay tuned!

I also put a few finishing touches on Word Search Kids and Alphabet Coloring.

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
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#2. Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

by Barbara J. Feldman

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On July 26, 1945, President Harry Truman called for Japan’s unconditional surrender. When Japan rejected this ultimatum, the U.S. President authorized the dropping of two atomic bombs on the Japanese. The first fell on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. The second was dropped on Nagasaki three days later. Japan’s Emperor Hirohito surrendered via a radio address on August 15, 1945, referencing the “new and most cruel bomb.”

Children of the Atomic Bomb
In 1949, Dr. James N. Yamazaki was the lead physician sent to Nagasaki by the U.S. Atomic Bomb Medical Team to survey the destruction caused by the atomic bomb. “Dr. Yamazaki, today in his 90s, continues to monitor ?the children of the atomic bomb’ and to write and to speak out on behalf of a humankind facing nuclear destruction.” This powerful website includes high-school lesson plans about Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the Nuclear Disarmament movement.

Hiroshima & Nagasaki Remembered
Funded by a National Science Foundation grant, Hiroshima & Nagasaki Remembered was “created for students, educators, and the general public to provide an easy to use collection of resources to better understand that milestone of human history.” The stories of both bombings are told individually, and the site also includes a photo gallery, selected bios, maps, a library of primary documents, list of additional online resources, and a bibliography of books.

Hiroshima Peace Site: Kids Peace Station
This is the English language kids’ section of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum website. It starts with the animated story of a boy visiting the Children’s Peace Monument who learns about Sadako Sasaki , a twelve-year old girl with leukemia caused by the bombing of Hiroshima when she was two-years old. In her quest to live, Sadako folded a thousand origami cranes, inspired by a Japanese legend about the sacred crane bringing luck to the sick. The grownup section of the museum site is also excellent, and you’ll find a link to it at the bottom of the left-hand navigation column.

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