Promoting Peace & Empathy through Children’s Stories of Nuclear War

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Students study radiation, communication, and culture throughout the curriculum. We will focus our study on the impact of nuclear war through children’s stories as a way to promote empathy for others. Students will learn about the effects of radiation, experience the impact of atomic war on culture through readings and documentaries, and learn about Japanese children who experienced WWII in Japan and about those who also experienced the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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Total activity time 540 minutes/ 6 sessions (90 minutes per session)
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  • describe the medical consequences of nuclear war based on readings and videos.
  • discuss the experiences of Japanese children during WWII after completing selected children’s books.
  • identify the cultural changes that occurred in Japan during WWII.
  • discuss the ethical implications of using nuclear weapons .
  • synthesize knowledge of the American and Japanese stories of WWII in an artistic representation.
  • demonstrate empathy and understanding for victims of war.
  • develop an informed statement regarding the use of nuclear weapons in war.

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