On This Day: Attack on Pearl Harbor

New Review

Curious historians relive the "day which will live in infamy" using video clips from C-SPAN on the Pearl Harbor attack. The curated collection includes veteran testimonies and vintage newsreels. Additional footage includes scholars' commentary on Pearl Harbor, a video tour of the visitor center at Pearl Harbor, and presidential memorial visits. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask learners to view the oral histories of veterans who experienced Pearl Harbor and consider what these testimonies add to their understanding of the event
Classroom Considerations

  • C-SPAN offers access with the username: students and password: C-SPANCLASSROOM
  • Resource includes nine clips and additional resource links
Pros

  • Oral history from Pearl Harbor veterans allows learners to consider firsthand accounts of the attack 
  • Newsreels from the event allow pupils to see history as it happened
Cons

  • None