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Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor
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EXAMINE THE WARFARE OF WORLD WAR II
Explore the technology of WWII—including battleships and bombers—with your students.
Anatomy of Yamato (Interactive)
Explore the marvel of Japanese WWII technology, the largest battleship ever built, and the ultimate weapon of warfare.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/supership/explore.html


Yamato's Final Voyage (Interactive)
Relive the supership's last moments as American warplanes relentlessly strafed, bombed, and torpedoed it.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/killersubs/yamato.html


Bombers of World War II (Interactive)
View images of ten classic American bombers dominated the air war that ultimately defeated the Axis powers.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bomber/photos.html


Sinking the Supership (Lesson)
Take a closer look at the Battleship Yamato. Watch a program on it, then answer a series of questions about the battleship's history, design, capabilities, and significance.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/3212_supershi.html

Curriculum Connections
World War II, warfare, warships, battleships

Standards
Grades 5-8
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Science and technology in society

Grades 9-12
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges



EXTENSION ACTIVITY
Sinking the Supership (Viewing Ideas: Before Watching #1)
Use a map to locate specific countries and describe each country's involvement in the war.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/viewing/3212_supershi.html

Curriculum Connections
Mapping, World War II, Japan, Okinawa, Panama Canal

Standards
Grades 5-8
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Science and technology in society
Standard G: History and Nature of Science: History of Science

Grades 9-12
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges
Standard G: History and Nature of Science: Historical Perspectives



   

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