Arguing Allies Explore the differing opinions of Hitler and his Japanese allies as well as their expectations of U.S. involvement in the war. Photo: Heinrich Hoffmann/Getty Images./ Published: 07/3/2014 4:39:43
The Attack Explore the website/timeline at Remembering Pearl Harbor: Pearl Harbor Attack Map from National Geographic Education prior to teaching/while studying and use the website in conjunction with the ‘full story’ information in the lesson to explore and explain the events that occurred. Have students watch a 1942 newsreel that shows the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and the S.S. Normandie fire at a New York City pier (from the Prelinger Archive, Libary of Congress)
Battleship! If time remains have students play Battleship!
Taking a Risk! THE WORLD IS AT WAR! Use the board game risk to explore some of the factors of a complicated war such as WW2...and can give some insights into the thought processes and strategies of war plans, as well as the events that occurred and issues that were considered on BOTH sides of the war.
After the Attack Explore what the Japanese had thought would be results of their attack vs. what the results really turned out to be. Discuss America’s shift in attitude and willingness to wage war.
A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945 - by Isao Hashimoto "2053" - This is the number of nuclear explosions conducted in various parts of the globe.* Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has mapped each detonation that rocked the Earth until 1998 and transformed it into a hypnotizing video clip to show the ‘folly’ of nuclear arms.
The Taste of War: World War Two and the Battle for Food Explore the effects of rationing on the nation, on individual families, on the war, and on us today.
WW2 Taste Test! Snap, Crackle, Yum! Some of the most popular foods we still eat today were introduced during World War II in response to the shortages and changing food needs of the United States. Cheerios, M&M's, corn dogs, SPAM and Rice Krispie Treats were all introduced during America's war years. Have students mix, measure, make, and taste either Rice Krispie or Cheerio treats.