Do you think the reading level of Hiroshima and content is appropriate for 7th grade?  What is the quality of the enotes lesson plans?  

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Do you think the reading level of Hiroshima and content is appropriate for 7th grade?  What is the quality of the enotes lesson plans?

Do you think the reading level of Hiroshima and content is appropriate for 7th grade?  What is the quality of the enotes lesson plans?

I taught this novel to my Sophomore classes this year. I coupled my lessons with media clips and films from NetFlix and YouTube from this period. I loved teaching this novel. The vocabulary is fairly complex, probably suited for high school rather than middle or junior high. 

The topic discussed and the descriptions could be distressing for some younger children and/or their parents. I found most of my students had no real extensive knowledge base regarding this area of World History.


This would be a great novel when both the Language Arts and History teachers coordinate efforts. I spent lots of time providing background information, factual atomic bomb data, propoganda from the Cold War, present and future implications of atomic testing.

Writing prompts were interesting, philosophical, and personal. All writing involved higher level thinking and application of thought constructs. This novel could be used in a variety of ways. A good novel for the new core or as an AP Language and Composition reading.

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