Atomic Bomb
The Race to Build the Atomic Bomb
Contra Costa County Office of Education

Lesson Plans
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Truman Presidential Museum and Library
Atomic Bomb-Truman Press Release-August 6, 1945

Harry Truman on Trial
Ask Eric Lesson Plans

Educator Guide to CNN "Cold War" war/

Web Quests

The Decision to Drop the Bomb

The Debate over the Atomic Bomb

The Costs of War

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Was it Necessary or Not?

World War II: A WebQuest

California State Standards:

History Social Studies
10.8 Students analyze the causes and consequences of World War II.
11.4 Students trace the rise of the United States to its role as a world power in the twentieth century.
11.7 Students analyze America's participation in World War II.

11. Nuclear processes are those in which an atomic nucleus changes, including radioactive decay of naturally occurring and man-made isotopes, nuclear fission, and nuclear fusion.