World War II

“A date which will live in infamy”: Pearl Harbor remembered — Class Discussion

Lesson Plan

Early in the morning of December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Take a moment to discuss what the attack means 76 years later with your students. Continue reading

“A date which will live in infamy”: Pearl Harbor remembered — Class Discussion

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Watch this short clip about Pearl Harbor from Ken Burns’ The War: http://www.pbs.org/video/war-pearl-harbor-attack/ Early in the morning of December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the United States naval…read more

Lesson plan: Veterans Day and the meaning of sacrifice

Lesson Plan

Use this PBS NewsHour lesson plan to help students understand the significance of Veterans Day and the meaning of sacrifice. Students will identify important veterans in their lives, examine an interactive timeline of military history and study issues facing veterans today. Continue reading

After 70 years, voices of Holocaust survivors sing again

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When the concentration camps of Europe were liberated at the end of World War II, David Boder, a psychologist from Chicago, recorded interviews with dozens of former prisoners. Continue reading

75 years later, Japanese internment executive order remembered

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February 19, 2017, marked the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s controversial executive order, which allowed the government to incarcerate Japanese Americans after the attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II. Continue reading

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