Social Studies SIOP Lesson Plan
Time Required: 1 day
Reading - Student will analyze written information to determine the practicality of the use of the atomic bomb
Student will acquire English language vocabulary and use it in correct context
Writing - Student will express his or her own thinking and ideas in writing
projector, computer, internet access,
Photocopy "When the A-Bomb Fell"
Prepare discussion questions
Anticipatory Set - Read "When the A-Bomb Fell" by Yoshihiro Kimura aloud to class or have students read silently and discuss.
Guided Practice - explore and discuss each section of the website http://athousandsuns.com. The website is presented in a Flash format that is very interactive and explores the atomic bomb and its use thoroughly. All you have to do is click on a section. It even has dramatic clips of nuclear testing. Discussion will come naturally as a result of the web site, however, you may wish to develop specific questions of your own.