The Road to the Attack on Pearl Harbor

The Road to the Pearl Harbor Attack: From Neutrality to World War II
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In this Pearl Harbor lesson plan, students learn the amazing story of how the attack on Pearl Harbor was caused by years of rising tensions!  Rising tensions between Japan and America over Japanese expansion and the failure of sanctions when America cut off access to oil led Japan to the surprise assault on America's Pacific Fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor Hawaii that thrust America into World War II- a war it had been desperately trying to avoid!


Create an illustrated timeline on the road to the Pearl Harbor attack. Students also explain how each event was viewed differently by the Japanese and Americans in this engaging Pearl Harbor attack lesson plan. 

Skill Development: Artistic expression, recognizing point-of-view and historical empathy, change over time, and reading comprehension.