This, And the Envelope, Please! lesson hooks the students on the topic of the day by asking them to analyze the images found on envelopes; the stamp, postmark and artwork! By analyzing the images and information found on an envelope commemorating the 50th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, students will be ready to review the reasons why Japan attacked the naval base, read a sailor’s first hand account of the attack, then read and analyze President Roosevelt’s war message to Congress and the nation. The lesson also contains a map of the war in the Pacific Ocean. The lesson is set to involve the entire class in the discussion, and sharing of what the students remember, predict for the future, show cause and effect, and identify the aspects of a great speech. The lesson concludes with a quick writing assignment to check for student understanding. All three primary sources and a map of the Pacific Ocean war are included with the lesson.