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As part of ERA’s commitment to helping licence holders make best use of the material available to them, we have decided to start highlighting our ‘top pick’ each week. We’re hoping to reveal multiple educational uses for a single episode, series, or film with enough time to act as a ‘heads up’ for teachers to be able to record, or access the material.

In the lead up to the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Channel 5 are airing Hiroshima: the Aftermath. The documentary, which airs on Monday 7th July at 8pm, will consider the impact that the American bombing, both on the citizens involved and on wider society.

From the programme website:

[an event] that changed the world and contemporary warfare as we know it – the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States. In honour of that fateful day, Channel 5 explores its aftermath in this remarkable documentary.

Whilst the programme may seem immediately useful for History lessons, extracts could also been used in science lessons looking at the effects of radiation, or in sociology to explore the birth of the ‘atomic age’.

Follow the hashtag #TVforTeachers or @EraResources for more lesson ideas.


Related links:

My Father Survived Hiroshima, BBC World Service

Witness: Hiroshima, BBC World Service