Section outline

  • December 7, 1941 was, in President Franklin Roosevelt's words, "a date which will live in infamy." Why? Because that was the day the Imperial forces of Japan launched a "surprise" attack on the American naval installation located in Hawaii, pulling the United States into World War II.

    This week we'll begin taking a look at the second, even greater, war of the 20th century, war by doing the following:

    1) Reading - "Attack on Pearl Harbor!"  As you read through the article and accompanying chronology of the events of that day and beyond, answer the comprehension questions that go with it. Both the article and questions can be found below. 

    2) Workbook activity - "Wartime America." Refer to the text, pages 408-417, to complete the activity found on pages 264-265 in you Inquiry Journal workbooks.

    3) Reading Notes - "Japanese Internment." As you read through the set of notes attached, please extract at least 25 pieces of information about the internment of the Japanese-Americans - many of whom were born in the U.S. - as a result of Executive Order 9066. Again, you may add on as many as five more facts for extra credit.