A Day of Infamy: The Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor

by  The National WWII Museum

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In the war that changed the world it was the day that changed the war—a “Day of Infamy.” That day brought the United States into WWII, adding the strength and determination of the American people to the Allied arsenal as it struggled to defeat the Axis. Students explore Japanese and American motivations and actions through maps, primary sources, and role playing.

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By Request: $100.00
By Request Premium: $80.00

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Approximately 1 hour, but can run longer for block-scheduled classes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Character Education, Problem Solving, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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The National WWII Museum

New Orleans, LA
United States

The National WWII Museum, designated by Congress as "America's World War II Museum," explores the American experience of the war years, focusing on the teamwork, optimism, courage, and sacrifice of the men and women who won the war. It promotes the exploration and expression of these values by future generations. Programs involve exploration of the history and lessons of the war, via analyses of primary sources.

Maddie Roach

Program Details


Into the Museum
Students are taken through finding out three major questions regarding Pearl Harbor:
1.WHY did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor?
2.HOW did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor?
3.WHAT happened AFTER the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor?


Basic History and importance of Pearl Harbor
How to interact with history through oral histories and primary sources.
Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of different types of primary sources.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NSS-USH.5-12.8 ERA 8: The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)