Teaching War and Peace through Photos from Nagasaki and Hiroshima--Joe O’Donnell’s Japan 1945: A U.S. Marine’s Photos from Ground Zero

Middle School and High School Educator Workshop

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018

Time: 9:00am-1:30pm

Venue: Bennington College, Bennington, VT

Lunch provided

*Co-hosted by Prof. Ikuko Yoshida, Bennington College.*

Joe O’Donnell was a 23-year-old photojournalist for the U.S. Navy when he arrived in Japan in 1945. His photos from on the ground in the atomic wastelands of Nagasaki and Hiroshima can be used to spark classroom discussion on war and peace. The Five College Center for East Asian Studies has partnered with Vermont Social Studies teacher Ron Eisenman, who was a person friend of O’Donnell’s, and Indiana Social Studies teacher John Frank, to create pedagogical materials based on O’Donnell’s photos.

Participants will receive O’Donnell’s book Japan 1945: A U.S. Marine’s Photos from Ground Zero, which contains all of the photos needed to teach the lessons from this workshop; Nagasaki: Life after Nuclear War (Susan Southard) and Sachiko (Caren Stelson); printed copies of background and pedagogical materials developed by Eisenman and Frank; and other materials.

This workshop is for middle school and high school educators. Limited to 25 participants. Apply early; registration closes when the workshop is full.