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Hiroshima Through Japanese Eyes
Sadako was not able to fold all one thousand paper cranes in accordance with the old story. However, her classmates folded 356 cranes so that one thousand were buried with Sadako. In a way she got her wish. A book was published in Sadako's memory. Young people throughout Japan helped collect money to build a monument in Hiroshima Peace Park to her and all children who were killed by the atom bomb.
A folded crane club was organized in her honor. Members still place thousands of paper cranes beneath Sadako's statue on August 6th, Peace Day in Japan.
Ask students who have prepared reports on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to explain the events to the class. Otherwise, teacher might ask if any students know what happened in these two cities in 1945.
Read Worksheet: Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. In your own words, briefly summarize the point of view in this selection. List responses on board.
Ask students to brainstorm
the following question. List responses on board.
As part of the Hiroshima Peace Park, there is a museum about the bombing of Hiroshima and the events that devastated the city and its people. Show picture or slide of Hiroshima Peace Park.
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