Literature: "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes" by Eleanor Coerr
These sites include suggested activities for the book “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes” and author Eleanor Coerr. There is also information on the statues created in honor of Sadako. View photographs of Hiroshima, Japan, after the atomic bomb attack, follow directions for making paper cranes, and listen to songs about Sadako. Includes animations, lesson plans, and study guides. There are links to eThemes Resources on Japan and Atomic Bomb.
The Sadako Peace Project
Read about this project designed to spread peace around the world. Use the links on the left to listen to clips from the song written about Sadako. "Kids Corner" has FAQs about Sadako and her statue. You can also see the world's largest paper crane.
Scholastic: Hiroshima: A Survivor's Story
Read a transcript of an interview with a man who survived the atomic bomb in Hiroshima.
This map shows the widespread damage caused by the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. Click on the headings at the top to enter English website. Includes flash animations, a virtual museum, photographs of Hiroshima and the people who were affected by the bomb.
Thinkquest: Origami Cranes
Learn about the history of paper cranes and what cranes represent to the Japanese. The "Games" link on the right includes an origami quiz and a sliding puzzle to fix.
This is another photograph showing Hiroshima after the bomb with two landmarks pointed out.
Panoramic Photo of Hiroshima
This photograph shows the few buildings that were left standing after the bomb hit.
Students can use this form to write a poem in honor of Sadako.
Profile: Eleanor Coerr
Find out what inspired Coerr to write about Sadako.
Print this crossword puzzle for students to complete after reading the book. Click on "Solutions" for the answer key.
Kids Peace Station
Learn about stories of Sodaka and the atomic bombing in Hiroshima through animations.
Folding Paper Cranes
Learn how to fold a paper crane. Incldues a preview of a video based on the classic book by Eleanor Coerr.
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Study Guide
An eight-page pdf study guide has discussion questions and charts that help students understand the book.
eThemes Resource: Country: Japan
These sites have information about Japan's history, geography, language, education, and culture. Includes maps, many photographs, and live views from Webcams.
eThemes Resource: Atomic Bomb
Learn about the power of splitting an atom and the atomic bomb. Find out how detection of x-ray led to the discovery of radiation and creating thermonuclear fission. Learn how one of the greatest discoveries of humanity was used against it. Find out about events leading to the construction of the first atomic weapons, the Manhattan Project, people involved, bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and its consequences. Includes photographs, photocopies of historical secret documents, nuclear fission animations, audio and video files. There is a link to eThemes Resources on Manhattan Project.