Sadako and the thousand paper cranes lesson plans

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sadako and the thousand paper cranes lesson plans

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr

Hiroshima-born Sadako is lively and athletic--the star of her schools running team. And then the dizzy spells start. Soon gravely ill with leukemia, the atom bomb disease, Sadako faces her future with spirit and bravery. Recalling a Japanese legend, Sadako sets to work folding paper cranes. For the legend holds that if a sick person folds one thousand cranes, the gods will grant her wish and make her healthy again. Based on a true story, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes celebrates the extraordinary courage that made one young woman a heroine in Japan.
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Published in , Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes has inspired millions of children to want to learn more about Japanese culture and the art of paper folding. A missionary gave her a copy of Sadako's autobiography, Kokeshi. This was the basis for Coerr's writing. The book is written to be of interest to children in grades three to five. It is a work of historical fiction that deals with Japanese culture, the World WWII aftermath, and the role of arts and crafts in helping people cope with stressful situations.

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Another teacher on the trip told me she read the book with her students every year. If you are looking for a story that helps students develop empathy, Sadako may be for you. Although this book is a work of fiction, it is based on the life of Sadako Sasaki. Sadako is a young Japanese girl who lives near Hiroshima in the s. Her family tries to help her develop patience, but Sadako likes to run and is one of the best athletes in school! One day, she starts to have trouble running and begins to tire easily. As the story progresses, readers learn that Sadako has leukemia caused by the atomic bomb.

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