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Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken" and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston's "Farewell to Manzanar"

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Passages from Unbroken and Farewell to Manzanar provide the context for a study of the historical themes of experiencing war, resilience during war, and understanding the lasting trauma of war. Appendices include extension activities,...
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Scholastic

Dear Miss Breed

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
This compelling plan based on the letters in the book Dear Miss Breed engages readers in learning what it was like for Japanese Americans following the attacks at Pearl Harbor. After reading the letters, young scholars will partake in...
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Shaker Junior High School Library Media Center

WWII Project Outline

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Work together as a class and get to know the ins and outs of World War II with this engaging collaborative project. Class members are broken into groups to research particular war topics, from life on the home front to the Holocaust and...
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PPT
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Eye Witness Photos: Pear Harbor

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The story goes that these photographs were found in an old camera, in an old footlocker that belonged to a real soldier, present at Pearl Harbor. These eye-witness pictures show the bombing of Pear Harbor from a soldier's perspective....
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Iwo Jima

For Students 5th - 6th
Here is a crossword puzzle on some of the more important aspects of the Iwo Jima conflict during World War II. There are four words to compose going across, and eight words going down. An answer key is on page two of the learning...
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Curated OER

A Day of Infamy:Analyzing FDR’s Pearl Harbor Address

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In 1941 FDR spoke out on the events at Pearl Harbor. The class will get to analyze word choice,  word meaning, author's craft and structure by analyzing an actual draft of this speech. They will look critically at the words used,...
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Curated OER

Lesson 3: Japan's "Southern Advance" and the March toward War, 1940-1941

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High school historians interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources to decide if the southern advance was a reckless step toward war, or if it was reasonable. They research the Japanese southern advance tactics during the...
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My Secret War: Lesson 4

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders write a speech.  In this history lesson, 5th graders define the word infamy and listen to a speech by FDR.  Students work in groups to summarize his speech and rewrite sections of the speech.
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American Foreign Policy: 1920 - 1941

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Take your class through the period between World War I and World War II. Covering various treaties and pacts between America and its neighbors - namely, Japan, Germany, and the Soviet Union- these slides could inspire some political...
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The Allies Win the War

For Teachers 7th - 9th
This PowerPoint clearly outlines many elements that contributed to the Allied Forces winning WWII. Topics covered are wartime technology, D-Day, The Holocaust, Perl Harbor, the Atomic Bomb and how winning the war changed the face of the...
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WWII

For Teachers 4th - 11th
As a review of information learned about Word War II, this would be a great resource. In a format using pictures, diagrams and lists of information, the presentation provides a look at the key topics. Both visually attractive and...
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Volunteering From Camp

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the imprisonment of Americans during WWII. In this American History lesson, 11th graders participate in webquest. Students analyze various resources on the internet and discuss self sacrifice and their own...
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Reaction to Pearl Harbor: Japanese American Internment Camps

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This student produced presentation provides a great exploration of the Japanese-American Internment Camps during World War II, but should be used primarily as a discussion tool. The presentation includes photos, audio and pictures of...
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Introduction to Japanese Internment

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students discover details about Japanese Internment. In this World War II lesson, students analyze images and documents related to the movement of Japanese-Americans to West coast internment camps in the wake of the Pearl Harbor attacks....
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Wives and Mothers in WWII

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore the effect of World War II from a financial standpoint. In this World History lesson, 8th graders review World War II through teacher lecture, reading and viewing pictures and cartoons, then discuss the hardships...
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America Enters WWII

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students analyze the attack on Pearl Harbor.  In this World History lesson, students research the events that led to the attack of Pearl Harbor then discuss the what happened after the attack.  They finish the lesson with writing a...
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Evacuation: The Japanese Americans in World War II

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine Japanese internment camps of World War II. In this World War II activity, students use primary and secondary sources to research the evacuation process and life within the internment camps. Students discuss the racial...
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America and the Sino-Japanese Conflict, 1933-1939

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the U.S. stance regarding the Sino-Japanese conflict. In this diplomacy lesson, students analyze the sanctions employed by United States on Japan when they took over  Manchuria. Students determine how actions by the...
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The failure of Diplomacy, September-December 1941

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate four main issues of concern between US and Japan prior to US involvement in World War II. In this role play instructional activity, students will take the role of US and Japanese negotiators trying to find a...
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Italian Enemy Aliens During World War II: Evacuation from Prohibited Zones

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Students read and discuss the Enemy Alien Evacuation Order. They perform research by reading newspaper articles from February 1942 as well as investigating available information on the Internet. Students work in groups to create a...
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The Declaration of War Against Japan and Just War Theory

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the attack on Pearl Harbor and how it changed the history of the United States. After watching a video from "The War", they discuss the characteristics of a "just war" and identify the laws in international warfare. ...
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Internment of Japanese-Americans

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students assess the significance of a watershed event in the political history of the United States . They identify events and issues associated with the internment of Japanese-Americans as a result of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor...
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A Balancing Act

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare and contrast the response to Pearl Harbor in 1941 and the response to terrorism in the U.S. since Sept. 11, 2001. They conduct Internet research, complete a worksheet, and develop a plan based on their own ideas how the...
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American Justice on Trial

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners role play a trial in which they consider if the United States government violated the rights of Japanese Americans after Pearl Harbor.