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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Transcript of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Paper Cranes By: Elenor Coerr Activities Activity 2 Activity 3 Activity 1 This story is about a little girl named Sadako
Sasaki. At the age of two the United States attacked
Japan in 1945 with an Atomic Bomb. Sadako was a
driven young girl and very courageous. She was
particpating in a race and all the sudden felt dizzy. They thought it was nothing, but in the hospital she was diagnosed with luekimia"the bomb disease" at only age 11. Her friend comes and visits her and reminds her of the Japanese tale if you make 1,000 paper cranes you will cured with good health by the gods. Unfortunely she does not complete it and dies with only 644 cranes completed. The cranes were threaded to hang over her hosital bed.Her classmates completed the rest of the cranes and buried them with her. They eventually built a statue of her with a gold origami crane in the Peace Park where they hang cranes to this day. Aspects of Quality Book info SYNOPSIS Publisher: Puffin Books
Gradel Level: 5.2
Genre: Historical Fiction The diversity includes race. This book
discusses a tough time for the Japanese. They
were in war and got bombed two times in
three days by the United States.
This book has a great postive message about
role model and a great example of Sadako's
courage and desire to live. There are directions included at the end of the book. After we have finished the book, the students will choose 5 parts of the story they find most important and illustrate a picture for each event. On the back of the picture they will have to describe what happened in that part of the story. After they have completed their five pictures we will hole punch it and turn it into a book. The students will research how the living conditions of the people exposed to the radiation after the attack on Hiroshima. The lack of clean water and food along with suitable shelter for their famalies. After group work we will work together as a large group and discuss the findings of their research. They can work with a partner and make either a presentation, video, report or poster of their findings. Paper cranes play a significant role in Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. The class will spilt up into three groups; Historical, Cultural, and Social. They will research as a group and find out any information they can about the paper crane and the Peace Park. After we will get together as a class and discuss our findings. As a class we will make our own paper cranes. We will periodically
continue making paper cranes until we have 1,000. As a concluding activity we will send the cranes to Hiroshima's Peace Park. R4.A.1.5.1: Summarize the key details and events of a fictional text as a whole. Fourth Grade Reading Comprehension Science Fourth Grade S4.A.1.3.4: Explain what happens to a living organism when its food supply, access to water, shelter, or space is changed (e.g., it might die, migrate, change behavior, eat something else). Third Grade Art 9.2.3.A: Explain the historical, cultural and social context of an individual work in the arts.