Sadako Introduction

  • Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes: Introduction

    A fictional retelling of the story of Sadako Sasaki, who lived in Hiroshima at the time of the atomic bombing by the United States, Sadako was 2 years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945, near her home by Misasa Bridge in Hiroshima, Japan. She was at home when the explosion occurred, about one mile from Ground Zero. In November 1954, when Sadako was 12 she developed swellings on her neck and behind her ears. In January 1955, purple spots had formed on her legs. Subsequently, she was diagnosed with leukemia (her mother referred to it as "an atom bomb disease"). She was hospitalized on February 21, 1955, and given, at the most, a year to live.  Wikipedia  


    Sadako Introduction


    Length of Video: 1:09
    Transcript of Video


    Author's Purpose Powerpoint


    Length of Activity: 20 minutes
     


    Writer's Perspective Worksheet

    Length of Activity: 25 minutes


    Heroism Worksheet

    Length of Activity:15 minutes


    Author's Purpose Activity

    Length of Activity: 20 minutes


    Paper Cranes Activity

    Length of Activity: 25 minutes


    Before, During and After Activity (1, 4, and 7)

    Length of Activity: 30 minutes


    Author's Purpose Activity 2

    Length of Activity: 20 minutes


    Connections Worksheet

    Length of Activity: 30 minutes


    Character Study Worksheet

    Length of Activity: 20 minutes