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Investigate the controversial nuclear-bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This teaching pack comprises three parts:

1. Hiroshima and Nagasaki carousel activity (engaging with - and reflecting on - a wide range of primary & secondary historical sources)

2. Truman on Trial (A mock trial in the classroom to decide whether or not the bombings were justified, in which students take on the roles of barristers, witnesses and jurors)

3. Subject-specific follow-up lesson:
History (source analysis)
RE (Just War theory)
English (Haiku-writing)
Citizenship (exploring media bias)

The lessons are also highly relevant to the curriculum and exam syllabuses of various other subjects, as well as being an excellent way to help meet SMSC, British Values and Prevent requirements.

NB: The pack is currently being updated. The new edition, with exciting new material and activities, will be published in autumn 2017!

PRAISE:

‘[E]nables students to be empowered to make up their own minds about this controversial issue… I highly recommend this resource for all teachers.’ - Hans Svennevig, teacher trainer, Croydon College

‘This resource has been recommended for teachers by TES Resource Team' - TES Resources

‘It was really informative and interesting.’ – Year 10 student, King Ethelbert School, Kent

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  • Lesson 2 Truman on Trial.pptx
  • Lesson 2 (Alternative) Truman on Trial.pptx
  • Lesson 3 Citizenship (News report) Truman on Trial.pptx
  • Lesson 3 English (Haiku) Truman on Trial.pptx
  • Lesson 3 History (Sources) Truman on Trial.pptx
  • Lesson 3 Religious Studies (Just War) Truman on Trial.pptx
  • Truman on Trial Pack.pdf
  • Lesson 1 Truman on Trial.pptx
  • Lesson 2 (Extended) Truman on Trial.pdf

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    user avatarquibey102 years agoreport

    superb - thanks for sharing

    • user avatarPeaceEducationReply from Author2 months ago

      Thank you! We're in the process of updating Truman On Trial to make it even better and more relevant. Get in touch if you'd like to pre-order a free hard copy.

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    • user avatarPeaceEducationReply from Author2 months ago

      A very belated thanks for the five-star rating Miss Howard! We're in the process of updating Truman On Trial to make it even better and more relevant. Get in touch if you'd like to pre-order a free hard copy.

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    user avatarEllisQPSW2 years agoreport

    • user avatarPeaceEducationReply from Author2 months ago

      Many thanks (very belatedly) for the five-star rating, Ellis!

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    user avatarderekpryde4 years agoreport

    A useful resource thanks!

    • user avatarPeaceEducationReply from Author2 months ago

      A very, very belated thanks for this, Derek! We're in the process of updating Truman On Trial to make it even better and more relevant. Get in touch if you'd like to pre-order a free hard copy.

  • 5Recommended

    Thank you for sharing your resource. This resource has been recommended for teachers by TES Resource Team.