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Students examine the effects of the Pearl Harbor attack on the U.S. They listen to and participate in a teacher-led discussion, in small groups list the effects on the nation of the attack, and present the ideas to the class.
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Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston's Farewell to Manzanar
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,...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
The Attack on Pearl Harbor
After reading a short passage about Japan's involvement in World War II and why the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, readers are asked to analyze how the attack effected the attitudes of Americans who previously had not wanted to go to war.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Introduction to Japanese Internment
Students discover details about Japanese Internment. In this World War II instructional activity, students analyze images and documents related to the movement of Japanese-Americans to West coast internment camps in the wake of the Pearl...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
Days of Infamy
As part of a study of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the attack on the World Trade Center, class members reflect on how events can change the course of lives. Individuals then create a presentation that features a historical image, the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Dear Miss Breed
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...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable