Join Discovery Education in remembrance of the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Together, students across the country will gather to watch President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s speech to Congress at the exact moment the first bomb struck 75 years ago.
On December 7, 1941, a surprise attack on U.S. military bases situated on Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu in Hawaii shocked Americans with the unannounced military action.
Video Segment, Grades 6-8
Veterans and historians share scenes from the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, why the attacks were so devastating, and America’s united reaction.
Video Segments, Grades 3-12
To commemorate and honor America’s struggle in the pacific, the National Park Service established a network of parks, historical parks, and monuments to honor the valor in the pacific. Tour the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, the U.S.S. Missouri, and hear from park rangers how visitors mourn those who were lost.
Image, Grades 3-12
The attack on Pearl Harbor made women as well as men want to serve their country. On December 8, 1941, women volunteers signed up at the Red Cross headquarters in San Francisco.
Video Segment, Grades 9-12
This newsreel-style, primary source video contrasts life in America before and after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Audio, Grades 6-12
While listening to the original audio of President Roosevelt’s speech to congress, we suggest printing or projecting the speech transcript (provided in “Materials”).
Content Collection, Grades K-12
World War II was the most widespread war in history, involving more than 30 countries. Explore the factors that led to the United States’ involvement in the war and the events of the war that changed history. Featuring resources selected and created by Discovery Education’s curriculum experts, this content collection offers lesson starters, video clips, articles, and more.
Instructional Strategy, Educator
Get VENN-y With It is a teaching strategy that helps students identify similarities and differences by comparing and contrasting. In this image, a worker reads about the Pearl Harbor attack. How do we learn about breaking news today? Have students complete a Venn Diagram contrasting similarities and differences to 1941.