UKS2 History - The Atomic Bombs & VJ Day Informational Text Writing  Unit

This is an informational text writing unit about World War 2 that looks into the dropping of atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the Japanese surrender that followed that formally ended World War II. The unit has been split into three separate lessons which will take students approximately 40-50 minutes each.

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The first lesson is interactive and involves them cutting out facts, and then sorting these facts into paragraphs. In the second lesson the children need to use these facts to write four paragraphs. Then, in the final lesson your class will need to check their draft paragraphs for mistakes before writing up their work into a neat copy on the template provided.

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Created: Jun 9, 2019

Updated: Oct 8, 2019

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