This lesson analyzes the forces that led to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the unique nature of warfare in the Pacific and the critical role of the aircraft carrier in that warfare. After an account of Midway, the turning point of the Pacific War, photos and captions describe the island fighting and kamikaze raids leading up to the use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
In the PowerPoint, the color flowchart develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. There are also extensive photos with captions mixed in to illustrate the lesson and capture students’ interest. This packet also contains a student reading, flowchart, and the author’s own research notes with lots of details and interesting trivia.
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