Pearl Harbor: Analyzing FDR's Pearl Harbor Address

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FDR's words calling the attack on Pearl Harbor a "day in infamy" have been immortalized. Learners use analysis and discussion questions to consider the origins and drafting of the famed speech that brought the United States into World War II. The resource also includes images of the speech and FDR's last-minute edits. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use included worksheets to analyze FDR's speech asking for the United States to declare war on Japan
  • Extend the activity by asking learners to write their own speeches in response to Pearl Harbor
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of the War in the Pacific series
  • Resource includes everything needed for easy implementation, including answer keys
  • Suggested activities allow for differentiation of instruction
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