Pearl Harbor - The Aftermath


Students will:

  • Use photographs and action reports as primary sources.
  • Assess the damage at Pearl Harbor by examining a set of photographs.
  • Discuss and debate whether or not the Japanese attack was a success using primary sources.


1.Teacher Information Sheet

2. Primary Sources

3. Fact Sheet: Pearl Harbor

4. Follow-up Activities

  • In the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, fuel leaked from ships in the harbor. Have students discuss or write about the environmental impact of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor's ecology from a perspective a person living in 1941 and someone living today.

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