ERIC Number: ED438200
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Remembering Pearl Harbor: The USS Arizona Memorial. Teaching with Historic Places.
Vierra, John, Jr.
This lesson describes and discusses the submerged remains of the battleship USS Arizona which rests on the silt of Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), just as it had settled on December 7, 1941, the day Japan attacked the U.S. fleet and began the Pacific battles of World War II. The lesson is based on the National Register of Historic Places registration file, "USS Arizona Wreck", and other materials from the park. It could be used in U.S. history units on World War II or in courses dealing more generally with war and conflict. Students will better understand the logistics of the Japanese attack, the Arizona's destruction, and the significance of the Memorial to the people of the United States. The lesson is divided into the following teaching activities sections: "Setting the Stage":"Historical Context"; "Locating the Site": "Maps" (Hawaii and Japan; the Island of Oahu; Pearl Harbor); "Determining the Facts: Readings" (The Attack on Pearl Harbor; The USS Arizona Memorial); "Determining the Facts: Charts" (December 7, 1941, Losses; Brothers Aboard the USS Arizona, Dec. 7, 1941); "Visual Evidence: Images" (The USS Arizona Setting Out from New York, 1918; USS Arizona Burns and Sinks, Dec. 7, 1941; Aerial and Interior Views of the USS Arizona Memorial; Aerial View of Pearl Harbor Today); and "Putting It All Together: Activities" (Pearl Harbor and the Casualties of War; Comparing Textbook Accounts; Survivors of War; Examining War Materials). Contains a list of supplementary Web site resources. (BT)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Historic Sites, History Instruction, Intermediate Grades, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States History, World War II
Teaching with Historic Places, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW, Suite NC400, Washington, DC 20240. For full text: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/arizona/ 5arizona.htm
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. National Register of Historic Places.
Identifiers - Location: Japan