Japan and Hiroshima - August 6

Across the Globe Learning

Saturday, August 6, 2022

  • Today is Hiroshima Day, Mead Day, National Clown Day, National Mustard Day, National Root Beer Float Day, and Sandcastle Day.

  • August is National Wellness Month, National Sandwich Month, National Golf Month, National Water Quality Month, Black Business Month, International Pirate Month, and National Crayon Collection Month

  • Health and Wellness Resource of the Day:  How to Talk to Your Child About Vaccines

  • Sandwich of the Day: Barbeque Pork Sandwich with Cabbage Slaw

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day


  • 1926 - American swimmer Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel.
  • 1945 - The Enola Gay drops the atomic bomb "Little Boy" on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, instantly killing over 70,000 people and causing the death of an additional 10,000 from radiation poisoning.
  • 1965 - President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law.
  • 1991 - Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web.
  • 1996 - The Ramones play their farewell concert at The Palace, Los Angeles.
  • 2012 -  The Curiosity rover lands on Mars.



  •  The Ramones - Rock and Roll High School  - LISTEN
  • Spice Girls - Wannabe - LISTEN
  • Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Tne Tears of a Clown - LISTEN
  • Judy Collins - Send in the Clowns - LISTEN
  • Reba McEntire- Cathy's Clown - LISTEN


  • Grades PreK-2 - Let's Go Luna! - Luna the Sumo (1:45) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-2 - Let's Go Luna! - Leo Meets Ishiro Honda (3:07) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-2 - Let's Go Luna! - Time forTea (1:37) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-2 - Let's Go Luna! - KINTSUGI (2:45) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-2 - Let's Go Luna! - Lucky Cat (1:30) - VIEW
  • Grades K-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Around the Globe: Japan Collection - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 3-8 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Zoom - Hana's Japanese Drums (2:47) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Bluegrass Music in Japan (7:25) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 8-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - The Evolution of Buddhism in Japan (3:07) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Japanese Culture - Bunraku (6:26) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Japanese Culture - What is Kabuki? (4:31)- VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Japanese Culture - Kabuki Actor's Technique (8:00) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Japanese Culture - Koto (3:15) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Japanese Culture - Scene from McBeth: Kabuki Style (14:42) - VIEW, READ, DO


  • Grades 6-12 - PBS NewsHour Extra - Hiroshima Video and Lesson Plan - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - American Experience - Truman - Primary Resources: Announcing the Bombing of Hiroshima - READ
  • Grade 9-12 - NHPBS Learning Media - American Experience -  Victory in the Pacific - Image: Propaganda Leaflet Dropped on Japan - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS Video - American Experience - Truman on Ending a War: Atomic Bombs (2:48) - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 - Truman Library - Analyzing the Decision to Drop the Bomb Lesson - DO


WONDERS OF MEXICO - Forests of the Maya
Saturday, 8/6 from 7-8 pm NH WORLD
In Mexico's far south lies an unusual peninsula: The Yucatan. Swathed in a forest stretching 50000 square miles and once ruled by the mighty Maya Civilization. But it's also a place full of secrets that hold the key to how animals and people survive long and difficult times. WONDERS OF MEXICO Streaming Video

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