Pearl Harbor - The Aftermath
- 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.
2. Primary Sources
- Bomb damage to Turret #3 of USS Tennessee, December, 1941 Photograph #64479
- Battleship Row area of Pearl Harbor, 10 December 1941 Photograph #80-G-387565
- Wreck of USS Arizona, at Pearl Harbor, 10 December 1941 Photograph # NH 63918
- Aerial view of Pearl Harbor drydock area, 10 December 1941- Photograph # 80-G-387598
- Wrecks of USS Downes & Cassin - Photograph # 80-G-19943
- Action Reports
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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