Pearl Harbor Unit Study & Resources List

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This Wednesday marks the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the event that brought the United States into World War 2. A friend just reminded me of this and asked if we had anything planned. I didn’t – so my fingers immediately hit Google to see what I could come up with.

I don’t have time to write up my own unit study {or to teach one} but I did find a variety of resources that can be used this week to remember and honor the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Use these resources to plan your own unit study or just have a quick lesson on why this day will forever live in infamy.


Remember Pearl Harbor: American and Japanese Survivors Tell Their Stories

I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941

The Bombing of Pearl Harbor (Graphic Histories) {Graphic Novel}

What Was Pearl Harbor


{I have not previewed these videos for age-appropriateness, please use at your own discretion.}

Pearl Harbor: Into the Arizona – PBS (Archeological expedition of the sunken USS Arizona.)

Pearl Harbor: USS Oklahoma – PBS

Tora! Tora! Tora! – Netflix & Amazon (1970)

Pearl Harbor – (2001 Documentary)

Pearl Harbor – (2001 Movie)

The History Channel Presents: Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor Unit Studies & Resources List | Busy Homeschool Days

Unit Studies & Notebooking Pages

Mini Unit Study – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – In All You Do (PreK-Elementary)

Project Pack: Attack on Pearl Harbor – In the Hands of a Child (Grades 5-10)

Pearl Harbor Lapbook – Practical Pages

Pearl Harbor Notebooking Pages – Peace Creek on the Prairie (Free through Dec 7, 2016)

Modern Times Notebooking Pages – (Pearl Harbor included in the WW2 pages)

Additional Online Resources

Remember Pearl Harbor – The USS Arizona Memorial / National Register of Historic Places {Maps, Timelines, Charts, Images, and Activities}

Using Historic Times Articles and Social Media to Remember Pearl Harbor – NYT Learning Network

Pearl Harbor – History Channel

Read an Eye-Witness Account – Social Studies for Kids

Collection of Photos of the Attack on Pearl Harbor – Naval History and Heritage Command

First Draft of FDR’s Speech – National Archives

Pearl Harbor – Eyewitness to History

What We Will Be Doing to Remember Pearl Harbor

I have an 8th grader that hasn’t studied much World War II history. My plan this year is to watch videos from the History Channel and do the reading from the National Register of Historic Places to get a sense of what actually happened. And we will also look at the articles from the NYT site to see what was written about Pearl Harbor immediately after it happened. I may also do a simpler version of the Twitter activity from the NYT site.

Do you have additional resources I can add to this list? How do you plan on honoring Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day?

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  1. Gwen December 9, 2016

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