Pearl Harbor Attack - Photo Analysis Centers Activity (Google Doc Included)
This 13 page Pearl Harbor resource is a photo analysis that uses a "centers" activity format with five different photos/centers. This excellent resource includes five different and powerful photos related to the Pearl Harbor Attack that can be used in the five different centers for use in the classroom. As well, the resource includes the five photos in a pdf for the teacher to use in order to facilitate the activity and for class discussions.
The students rotate through each of the centers in order to view a different image related to Pearl Harbor and use an included photo analysis chart in order to record their observations and interpretations of each image. The included photo analysis chart requires students to interpret each photo and then to offer an overall interpretation. This is a great activity for building and improving student photo analysis skills and collaboration skills as they rotate and work with other students.
The resource includes a concluding writing assignment wherein students must pick one of the five photos and argue in favor of it as an influential photo to in relation to the Pearl Harbor Attack. The writing assignment includes detailed instructions and a marking rubric for ease of assessment.
The resource also includes a detailed teachers guide that explains how to facilitate the centers activity and offers descriptions of how to differentiate the activity based on the needs of the teacher/classroom. The detailed teachers guide also includes a teacher key for each of the included Pearl Harbor images that the teacher can use to facilitate the centers activity and class discussion.
This is a great activity to introduce the Pearl Harbor Attack to your students or to build up your students photo analysis skills. This will make a great addition to your World War II unit of study! As well, the images are not overly graphic and can be used in most classrooms. They focus on the devastation of the Pearl Harbor as well as the remembrance, pride and patriotism that resulted.
This Pearl Harbor resource includes a Google Doc version in which students can complete the chart and writing assignment on a Google Doc.