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Complete Lesson Plans and Lesson Activities

The Atomic Bomb Debate

Complete Lesson Plans and Lesson Activities

Focus: Was dropping the atomic bomb necessary?

The areas covered are:-

LESSON 1:  Japanese Aggression

LESSON 2:  Story of the Atomic Bomb

LESSON 3:  The Development of the Bomb

LESSON 4:  War in the Pacific

LESSON 5:  Prisoners of War

LESSON 6:  Dropping the Atomic Bomb

LESSON 7:  Debate Preparation

LESSON 8:  Debate Lesson and Assessment

LESSON 9:  Development of Nuclear Technology

The Atomic Bomb Debate

Complete Lesson Plans and Lesson Activities

What is included?

The module can be taught as a complete scheme of work, although each lesson can also stand alone in its own right. Each of the 9 lessons come with clear lesson objectives/learning outcomes, starter and plenary activities and 3 sequenced lesson activities. These lesson activities are varied and are designed to engage, challenge and provoke discussion of this very sensitive issue.

Each lesson contains at least one differentiated homework task. Some of the featured lesson activities include a class bomb explosion demonstration, preparation for a debate with all pupil source evidence ready to use, a fully planned and resourced debate lesson,  the ‘Surrender or Fight’ decision making activity, dropping the bomb inductive exercise and group work on nuclear technology today. Mark schemes, writing frames and peer assessment sample answers are provided. There is an end of unit test and pupil self evaluation and target setting form.

This module is based around one of the most controversial events of the Twentieth century and is suitable for pupils aged 13-16.

This resource contains 121 pages.

Combine this module with Atomic Bomb Interactive to provide further visual and audio presentation opportunities.


“Great resources that I would fully recommend. We found the GCSE modules extremely useful for teaching and revision. The resources were relevant to our specification. The source evaluation questions, prompt sheets, mark schemes are excellent, providing opportunities for peer-assessment”

Jean Fowkes, Head of History, Wales High School, Sheffield.

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