Mrs. Locke's Class
Student Study Guide
Harry Truman and the Atomic Bomb
Students are expected to:
- Read critically to:
- recognize main ideas and supporting details.
- identify the speaker and point of view.
- consider purpose and effectiveness.
- make inferences and draw conclusions.
- sequence events.
- differentiate fact and opinion.
- recognize propaganda (e.g., bandwagon approach, glittering generalities, testimonials, citing statistics).
- distinguish between relevant and irrelevant details.
- Identify the speaker / presenter's message(s) or intent.
- Think critically and examine the truth of the speaker's / presenter's message.
- Develop information-gathering and research skills and knowledge of resources.
1. Use the resources below to research the issues related to:
- President Harry Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb during World War II.
- The legal, moral and ethical perspectives of his decision.
- The affect his decision had on people in Japan, the United States and around the world.
2. It is expected that you will gather enough information to conduct a trial of Truman's decision to use the Atomic Bomb
If you find links that are either unsuitable or no longer current, please contact the TLC.
This guide last edited 10/01/2005
This guide last revised 07/31/2005
This guide created on request from Mrs. Rosemary Locke, Indian Hills Middle School, Shawnee Mission School District, KS: 07/31/2005