Ms. Carbone's Sadako
for educators -
and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor
B. Coerr is a wonderful book to use with third through sixth grade
students. It is a moving story about courage, strength, and friendship.
This book, based on the true story of Sadako Sasaki, is a wonderful resource
for a thematic unit on Japan, World War II, and Peace Studies. This
site is being provided for educators who truly want to make this story
come to life for their students.
photo source: burn.ucsd.edu/sadako.htm
Learn about the author of this
beautiful book. Eleanor
B. Coerr has written a number of books that are appropriate for the
same age group as "Sadako."
History and Cultural Links
Where in Japan was the atom
bomb dropped? How has the country changed over the last fifty-five
years? What do Japanese students do for fun?
Time Japan - Up-to-date Japanese weather, online newspapers (in English)
and real-time cams around the country.
A Survivor's Story - Learn first hand about a fifteen year old boy's
experience after the dropping of the atom bomb.
CALLING - An incredible photo essay on the effects of the bombing on
Hiroshima, and the peace efforts that have followed.
WEB JAPAN - A great comprehensive web site on everything from daily
life and traditions to politics and history. Photo galleries, games,
language labs and more!
Window - A semifinalist in the NII Cyberspace Awards. Take a
trip into a Japanese library, restaurant, or toy store.
Kids in Japan! - Global kid connections takes you to a different country
each month. This link takes you directly to Japan.
Plans, Resources and Cyberguides
and Art links
- Pieces 'n Creases: A Fun Guide to Origami (This link takes a while to
load, but is well worth the wait!)
Wu's Page - A beautiful site for beginner's to experts.
Thousand Cranes - Incredible artwork from Kathryn Schultz-Miller's
theater adaptation of "Sadako".
the Film Project - Order the half hour video, get a free Sadako Statute
photo, and learn to fold paper cranes.
Haiku is a form of poetry
popular in Japan. The following sites provide examples, lesson plans,
and publishing sites for kids.
This site was created by
Josie Carbone, 2nd grade teacher at PS 191 in Manhattan. Questions,
suggestions, and comments can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org