Pearl Harbor: “A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”

December 7, Pearl Harbor Day, is one of the seminal dates in American History. This webquest for high school students is based on photographs and documents from the National Archives and Records Administration. After gathering information about the background of the attack on Pearl Harbor and Japan’s expansionist actions in the late 1930s, students are tasked with being advisors to President Franklin Roosevelt to help him fashion a response and best course of action to address the shock of the destruction at Pearl Harbor. Read information about six advisors, both part of the government and personal, and make a presentation to the president supporting your advice after carefully examining the documents pertaining to the events.

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