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.
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.
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.
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.