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Friday, December 7, 2012

Resources for Learning About Pearl Harbor

Today is the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor which brought the U.S. into WWII. If you're a social studies teacher looking for resources for teaching about Pearl Harbor, check out the resources below.

National Geographic has a good resource students can explore to learn about the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Interactive Pearl Harbor Attack Map is a map and timeline accompanied by voice narration. Each stop along the timeline of the attack is accompanied by a short narrated passage. At each stop students can click on the map to read more information about that place and moment in the chronology of the attack.

The National Parks Service offers lesson plans about Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona.

History Animated has a number of animations of military movements in the Pacific during WWII.

Here is a video clip of President Roosevelt giving his "Day of Infamy" speech.


SnagFilms is currently hosting Pearl Harbor: Day of Infamy. This documentary includes interviews with 25 people who witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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