The USS Franklin and Okinawa

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An informative video helps pupils learn what made the Japanese military during WWII such a difficult enemy to defeat. They see examples of Japanese military tactics in archival footage and images from the war. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the video to give pupils an overview of the Battle of Okinawa
  • Follow up with a classroom discussion regarding the strategies of the Japanese military 
Classroom Considerations
  • The themes of war and violence may not be suitable for all viewers
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Uses images and footage from WWII
  • Provides a great overview of the Battle of Okinawa
Cons
  • None