Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

By Karen Conen on Tue, 12/6/2016
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Karen Conen
SAFARI Montage Content Manager, SAFARI Montage

Commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with SAFARI Montage resources designed to aid students in their understanding of what happened on December 7, 1941.

World War II: Valor in the Pacific: Home Front Hawaii (Aperture Films) - Featured at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, this program discusses life on the island on Oahu before, during and after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Gripping eyewitness interviews discuss a variety of topics including tensions about the international situation before December 7, fears of a Japanese invasion, civil defense activities, the impact of the outbreak of war on civilians in Hawaii and in Japan, and questions about the loyalty of Japanese and German Americans.

World War II: Valor in the Pacific: Personal Impacts (Aperture Films) - Featured at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, this program discusses the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Gripping eyewitness interviews present reactions to the attack by military and civilians, recollections of children, and the perspective of several Japanese pilots. The program contains graphic descriptions of the horror of war.

Pearl Harbor: Legacy of Attack
(National Geographic) - Hosted by Tom Brokaw, this National Geographic program presents a comprehensive underwater survey of the Pearl Harbor attack site conducted by Dr. Robert Ballard and offers the first-ever images inside the sunken hall of U.S.S. Arizona battleship. Noted WWII historian Dr. Stephen Ambrose provides historical insight, while interviews with three survivors provide eyewitness accounts of the attack.

What Went Down: Pearl Harbor (A&E) - Dr. Donald Goldstein, co-author of the best-seller ''At Dawn We Slept,'' leads a production team on a site survey of Pearl Harbor to see first-hand the location of the shot that sank the USS Arizona battleship on December 7, 1941. Survivors share their stories and computer animation puts it all together, bringing this historic moment in United States history to life.

Attack on Pearl Harbor (Almanac Newsreel) - Presents historic newsreel footage of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

FDR's December 8, 1941 Declaration of War (IRC) – An audio excert of FDR's December 8, 1941 declaration of war speech to Congress.  For an original copy of the full version-edits and all- see Joint Address to Congress Leading to a Declaration of War Against Japan (1941) (National Archives)

A Date Which Will Live in Infamy is a Playlist posted on our Playlist Exchanged created for the exploration of Pearl Harbor for grades 8-12.