Website of the Week: Nagasaki Archive

Nagasaki Archive – Real people tell their stories (Gr. 7-12)

This project is designed to acquire, document and preserve the history and stories of the survivors of the atomic bombing that took place 65 years ago (today) on August 9, 1945 in the town of Nagasaki, Japan. This site combines stories and old photographs with Google Earth to tell the story surrounding this fearful event. NOTE: some of the stories and biographical information are available only in Japanese while others are available in English.


  • Introduce this site as an example of  a way in which a story can be told. Ask students to brainstorm how other technologies (e.g. VoiceThread) could be used to tell this stories and others.
  • Is there a similar site that tells the stories of Hiroshima, the city upon which the first atomic bomb was dropped? If not, what could students do to help get such a site started?