1. Topic-
Pearl Harbor
2. Content-
The Pearl Harbor Attacks,as well as the joining of the United States into World War II, and realizing the outcome.


Battleship Row-

Definition-This was the area in Pearl Harbor that the Battleships were moored by the belief that it was a the best placement for them. This happened to be the target of the Japanese attack.

Context-Eight battleships were destroyed in the attacks, after six were repaired and returned to service.

Pearl Harbor-
Definition-A U.S. Naval base that was attacked by the Japanese on December 7, 1941.

Context-This attack led to the United States entering World War II.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Definition-The United States President who was the only one to more than 2 terms, serving 4 from November 1932 until his death in 1945.

Context-FDR formally asked and signed the declaration of war presented from congress the following day of the attack, December 8, 1941.

U.S.S Arizona-
Definition-The most infamous battleship destroyed by the attacks.

Context-The battleship was hit, and consequently sunk to the bottom of the harbor, burying 1300 men with it.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
Research Pearl Harbor and the attacks, as well as the effects it had on our country ,as well as the rest of the world.
The Students will write an in-depth article, as if they experienced The Pearl Harbor attacks from a first person viewpoint, as well as the after effects. This article can be written from either a reporter, a civilian, a U.S. Navy enlistee, or a Japanese military man.
There will be an open discussion as well to openly discuss different views and effectively check for understanding.
4. Objectives-
This lesson plan addresses the following standards from the National Council for the Social Studies:

Power, Authority, and Governance
Global Connections
Civic Ideals and Practices

1. Research and understand the implications and the details of the Pearl Harbor Attacks.
2.Understand the importance that the United States had by joining World War II.
3.The direct response that was had throughout the world after World War II.
5. Materials and Aids-
Writing Utensils
Computer with Internet Access
Will watch a short clip from Pearl Harbor Movie
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

The Main event of the surprise attacks of Pearl Harbor, leading up to the entrance of the United States to World War II.

B. Development-

1. Open up with Attack, watch a clip from the movie, "Pearl Harbor"
2. Discuss the historical context, short lecture with background information
3. Explain the declaration of war, and the quick overview of what happened.

C. Practice-

1. Student will split into pairs, and decide what role they will play, either a reporter, a Japanese part of the attack, an American soldier, a doctor/nurse that helped in the healing, or a civilian.
2. They will discuss together, in a interview based model, the why, how, cause, effect. Both student will get a chance to ask and answer questions.

D. Independent Practice-

1. The students then will write an article for the "world" based on the lecture, video, historical facts, research, and the interview done as to what they learned, and what implications the Pearl Harbor attacks had.

2. They will also end the article with the future, and what they think this will imply for the future of the world.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

A student often has trouble keeping up with the class, while helping the other students and answering any questions they may have, this student would make a group of 3 with two other students who may be able to help this student understand the assignment.

F. Checking for understanding-

Wrap up with a quick question/answer with the class. Have an open forum where students can ask questions they may need clarification on, and see if the students themselves can answer the questions themselves. Ask the student how they feel about the actions they learned about today.

G. Closure-

Quick recap of everything covered and learned, and a brief introduction to next class and what is next in History.
7. Evaluation-
1. More of a class participation grade.
2. The article must be turned in after class time is over.
3. An A is given to the students who completely comprehended the assignment, and wrote a well thought out article, and demonstrated the correct knowledge of facts, dates, etc.
4. A C is given to the student who attempted but may have fallen short. Those who did not complete the assignment, or those did but might have missed a few key pieces.
5. An F for the day will be given to those who failed to attempt and finish the assignment. Those with major gaps in facts, and put little to no effort on a good assignment.

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