Arts of Asia in Reach
1,000 Cranes Lesson Plan
3. Strategies & Procedures

Engage (Motivation)

Depending upon the grade level, students will either listen along or read copies of the picture book Sadako by Eleanor Coerr.


Students will study history of both the crane and the bombing of Hiroshima.


Students will follow given instructions and create paper origami cranes from provided 9"x 9" squares. Over the next few weeks classroom will continue to create cranes until 1000 have been made. At this point, class will send 1000 cranes to Hiroshima Memorial Park.

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