1. Topic-
"Hiroshima" by John Hersey
2. Content-
Understand and learn about the Atomic Bomb the United States dropped on Japan on August 6th, 1945.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.To be knowledgeable of book's content.
2.To be knowledgeable of specific vocabulary present in "Hiroshima".
3.Incorporate book's content in a creative way by producing a Inspiration Software view of the book.
4. Objectives-
1.Show understanding of vocabulary by using language in inspiration presentation.
2.Be able to incorporation opinions, questions or areas of confusion in class discussions.
3. Eventually develop an opinion to whether or not individual is for or against the dropping of the bomb.
5. Materials and Aids-
Inspiration Software
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Introduction to events prior to Atomic Bomb Drop.
2.Read book outside and discuss novel inside classroom.
3.Use inspiration software to model for or against view on bomb drop.

B. Development-

1.Discuss assigned reading for outside classroom in class.
2.Explain United State Government reasons for this, prior to dropping atomic bomb.
3.Show pictures, clips and other visual means to help explain content.

C. Practice-

1.In class group discussions about specific chapters.
2.In class participation in discussions on questions, opinions or confusing areas of the book.
3.In class quizzes or assessments about the book.

D. Independent Practice-

1.Take home assignments to be completed from outside reading.
2.Examples of pictures or online articles that connect with material.
3.Use of learned vocabulary in assignments and projects.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Complete Inspiration software template by incorporating book's content.
2.Include title, setting, main characters, plot, themes, etc.
3.Have one section dedicated to your personal opinion on dropping of the bomb, whether it was or was not necessary.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Will look for use of vocabulary words learned.
2. Clear understanding of books main themes and characters.
3. Check for specific reasons to your personal opinions, there are not wrong or right answers, however reasons must be legitimate, creative and original.

G. Closure-

1.Discuss book as a whole and student reactions.
2. Final test on novel will be in class oral speech on individual's personal opinion and why. (1-3 minutes).
7. Evaluation-
1.Understanding of impact is clearly shown in student's opinion.
2.Vocabulary learned is obvious as well.
8. Teacher Reflection-
Connect the division of opinions with the division of America at that time, and how it is important to use personal opinions in all written work. Don't be afraid to speak your mind!

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