In this lesson, students read about the various actions taken by Japan and the United States before the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Students then participate in a Philosophical Chairs about the essential question for this lesson ("Did America provoke Japan?")
Included is a reading prompt PowerPoint, the reading, and a fun assessment.
The assessment is a mock-front page of a newspaper from 1941. Students use information about the attack on Pearl Harbor and the US's actions leading up to the attack in order to create their newspapers.