Lesson Plan

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

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, omitted, and changed in the context of the historical event they convey. After analyzing the draft they listen to the address as it was given in its final form. Web links and a copy of the drafted speech are included.

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