December 7, 1941, was a "date which will live in infamy," according to the famous words of President Franklin Roosevelt (FDR).
This Pearl Harbor webquest (Internet/digital scavenger hunt) leads students through an exploration of seven websites where they will use informational text and video clips to put together an understanding of the causes, course, and consequences of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
This webquest focuses on the following essential questions:
-Why did Japan attack America in December 1941?
-What was the attack like?
-How did the attack impact people living in Hawaii?
-To what extent was the attack on Pearl Harbor a success for Japan?
Whether you are a history teacher, an English teacher teaching novels about WWII or Japanese internment (such as "A Fence Away From Freedom," "Baseball Saved Us," "Under the Blood-Red Sun," or "A Boy at War") or just wish to have your students commemorate this solemn day in our nation's history, this webquest is for you. It blends student technology use and inquiry to create a classroom activity your students won't soon forget.
This webquest addresses Common Core State Standards.