The Story of Sadako Sasaki
<ul><li>Sadako Sasaki was a little Japanese girl who lived in Hiroshima, Japan when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshi...
<ul><li>She was an active, athletic little girl. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1954 at age 11, she became dizzy and fell to the gro...
<ul><li>At just 11, she was diagnosed with Leukemia which at the time was known as the ‘atom bomb disease.’ She was then t...
<ul><li>The old Japanese legend believes that anyone who folds 1000 paper cranes will be granted a wish by the Gods….. </l...
<ul><li>Cranes are a symbol of </li></ul><ul><li>Hope and Courage… </li></ul>
<ul><li>Sadako started folding, determined to create the 1000 paper cranes so she could be granted her wish to recover and...
<ul><li>Some versions of the tale of ‘Sadako Sasaki’ state that she made 500 paper cranes and she already began to feel be...
<ul><li>All sources do however state that before dying peacefully in her sleep, Sadako successfully constructed 644 paper ...
<ul><li>Her friends decided that in her honour they would finish creating the 356 remaining paper cranes. </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Sadako Sasaki’s story has made the 1000 paper crane legend an international symbol of PEACE. </li></ul>
<ul><li>There are numerous memorials in Japan for the children affected by the Hiroshima disaster, as well as a statue of ...
<ul><li>Everyday the memorial is covered with paper cranes in the hope for world Peace, so that a disaster such as this on...
<ul><li>Sadako Sasaki’s story is well known internationally and continues to be an inspiration for all whom read it. </li>...
References: <ul><li>Wuest, R. (2001). The story of Sadako Sasaki and the thousand paper cranes. Retrieved 11 April, 2010, ...
Images <ul><li>1.  www.bucyrus.k12.oh.us/japan/hiroshima.htm </li></ul><ul><li>2. http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/03/3...
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  1. 1. The Story of Sadako Sasaki
  2. 2. <ul><li>Sadako Sasaki was a little Japanese girl who lived in Hiroshima, Japan when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>She was an active, athletic little girl. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1954 at age 11, she became dizzy and fell to the ground…. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>At just 11, she was diagnosed with Leukemia which at the time was known as the ‘atom bomb disease.’ She was then told that she did not have long to live… </li></ul><ul><li>Sadako’s best friend told her an old Japanese legend. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The old Japanese legend believes that anyone who folds 1000 paper cranes will be granted a wish by the Gods….. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Cranes are a symbol of </li></ul><ul><li>Hope and Courage… </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Sadako started folding, determined to create the 1000 paper cranes so she could be granted her wish to recover and therefore return to her active life. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Some versions of the tale of ‘Sadako Sasaki’ state that she made 500 paper cranes and she already began to feel better so she then could be sent home. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>All sources do however state that before dying peacefully in her sleep, Sadako successfully constructed 644 paper cranes. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Her friends decided that in her honour they would finish creating the 356 remaining paper cranes. </li></ul><ul><li>She was then buried with the 1000 paper cranes. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Sadako Sasaki’s story has made the 1000 paper crane legend an international symbol of PEACE. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>There are numerous memorials in Japan for the children affected by the Hiroshima disaster, as well as a statue of Sadako. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Everyday the memorial is covered with paper cranes in the hope for world Peace, so that a disaster such as this one will never prevail again. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Sadako Sasaki’s story is well known internationally and continues to be an inspiration for all whom read it. </li></ul>
  15. 15. References: <ul><li>Wuest, R. (2001). The story of Sadako Sasaki and the thousand paper cranes. Retrieved 11 April, 2010, from http://www.gymnasium-spaichingen.de/bili/bili8-hi1.htm </li></ul>
  16. 16. Images <ul><li>1. www.bucyrus.k12.oh.us/japan/hiroshima.htm </li></ul><ul><li>2. http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/03/30/article-1165768-04137FF1000005DC-335_468x406.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>3. http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2005-08-03-hiroshima-cranes_x.htm </li></ul><ul><li>4. www.foreverflying.com/origami.html </li></ul><ul><li>5. www.foreverflying.com/origami.html </li></ul><ul><li>6. http://www.thewesternisles.co.uk/Assets/Images/rarebirds/bird-sightings-common-crane-1a.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>7. www.molon.de/.../Peace/img.php?pic=16&comm=add </li></ul><ul><li>8. www.molon.de/.../Peace/img.php?pic=16&comm=add </li></ul><ul><li>9. www.foreverflying.com/origami.html </li></ul>
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