The Attack on Pearl Harbor

"A Date Which Will Live in Infamy" - President Franklin D. Roosevelt


On December 7, 1941, the bombing of Pearl Harbor changed the course of American history. Although most Americans were shocked by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the outbreak of war between the two countries came as no surprise to most observers of international affairs.

You can rely on Thinkfinity for authentic documents, interactive attack maps, stage-setting historical insight and connections to current events to help students better understand the political messages, economic climate, and timelines of this important historical event.

  • Remembering Pearl Harbor will bring the drama of the attack on Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii, into your classroom with photos, firsthand accounts and narration -moment by moment, target by target.

Please feel free to add a comment with additional resources or strategies you use to teach your students about the attack on Pearl Harbor. Do you have them compare it to any other current events?


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