On August 6, 1945, America dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. The devastation that followed was beyond what anyone imagined. The destruction to the area was immense, but the devastation of the people of Hiroshima was even worse. The bombing of Hiroshima helped end World War II, but the price it exacted on humanity was too high.. It also takes you through the realities of the A-bomb, the current status of nuclear weapons, and thoughts on what it will take to secure peace.
Was the bombing of Hiroshima necessary?
Was there some other alternative that could have been used in place of the bombing of Hiroshima?
What do you think it was like for the people who survived the bombing?
Do you think that the United States would ever bomb another country with a nuclear weapon?
What safeguards were put in place to prevent another Hiroshima?
What can you do as an individual to help make sure that something like this never happens again?
Explore the following links to learn more about the events that occurred up to and after the bombing of Hiroshima.
Hiroshima Peace Site
The Hiroshima Peace Site has a special section for kids on the atomic bomb