Sadako's Origami Cranes for Peace


Sadako's Cranes for Peace is a teaching pack that enables primary and secondary students to learn the inspiring story of a young Japanese girl who attempted to make 1000 origami cranes (birds) as a sign of peace and good fortune after the Hiroshima bomb, despite suffering from fatal leukaemia as a result of the radiation. Her actions, and those of her friends, are a great example of active citizenship!

Students can then make their own origami peace cranes (see the video on this page for help with how to do this). The pack comprises various lesson possibilities, with relevance to English (literacy & spoken language), History, RE, Art & Design (origami), Maths (symmetry), SMSC, and British Values.


Sadako's Cranes for Peace has been given Recommended status and a five-star rating by the TES Resources team.

Other endorsements include: ‘today I taught a lesson to 16 year 7 EAL students who speak very little English all about Sadako Sasaki and Hiroshima. The lesson culminated in the entire class making paper cranes and generally loving life’ - Secondary school teacher


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Created: Jul 14, 2011

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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