Attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941

Bell work: Write down things you already know about Pearl Harbor? Think about events we have talked about that could have lead up to this. What countries were involved? What was the response?

USS Arizona

Date: December 7, 1941 Time: 8:00 a.m. Location: Pearl Harbor Hawaii on the island of Oahu

What caused this? An attack on American soil by the Japanese was predictable. Tensions had been increasing between Japan and other countries, such as the west whom they saw as a military competition and China and Russia whom they recently went to war with. In 1933, Japan withdrew themselves from the League of Nations. The United States had put an embargo on oil to Japan in July of 1941. An agreement could not be reached and the Japanese planned a surprise attack at Pearl Harbor on a Sunday morning when it was least expected.

USS Shaw

Activity: Review the article linked at the top of the glide show and answer the following questions. How much damage was done by the Japanese? How many Americans were killed in this battle? What event occurred the day after the attack? What was the House of Representatives vote to declare war? What happened three days after the Pearl Harbor attack?

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Yesterday, December 7th, 1941, a date which will live in infamy. The United States was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and Air Forces of the Empire of Japan
Pearl Harbor

Assessment: Use the links above to make a timeline featuring the top 6 events you believe are most important when discussing the attack on Pearl Harbor

Preview of next class: We will dive into our discussion of WWII

Created By
Amy Matlick


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