John Hersey, Hiroshima
Lesson plans and teaching resources

The Bombing of Hiroshima - Fact or Opinion
Hiroshima opens with "A Noiseless Flash," a chapter that describes the detonation of the bomb. Students will read this chapter and record facts (objective reporting) and opinions (subjective reporting) as given in the selection. This lesson is designed for high school students.

A variety of reading strategies for this book, including an anticipation guide, a Cloze activity, and practice with vocabulary.

Hiroshima by John Hersey
Background information about the book.

Hiroshima Remembered
This photo essay includes scenes from Hiroshima immediately after the bombing, as well as scenes from more recent years.

A Photo Essay on the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Scroll down for photos taken in 1945. Preview before using; some photos may be too graphic for the classroom.