Pearl Harbor Rememberance Day

December 7 : Classroom Resources

Pearl Harbor - The Attack

Pearl Harbor. Video from Discovery Education. This stirring account of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor includes never-before-seen color footage and interviews with military and civilian survivors. Learn details of the surprise attack and America’s response—its entry into World War II. Hear the story of a highly decorated, segregated Japanese-American battalion that fought in Europe. Grades 9-12. (You will be asked to log in to your account prior to viewing the resource.)

A Date Which Will Live in Infamy...

Presidential Speech by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Video/Audio from Discovery Education. December 7, 1941, was a date that would live in infamy: The attack on Pearl Harbor catapulted the United States into World War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's speech, filled with pathos and patriotism, moved a reticent and lethargic Congress to declare war. Grades 6-12. (You will be asked to log in to your account prior to viewing the resource.)

The War in Kentucky

Kentucky at War. Video. The two-hour documentary Kentucky at War uses interviews, archival film footage, and letters to tell the story of how communities from the mountains of Appalachia to Western Kentucky river towns were altered forever by World War II.

The film is built around a chronological overview of the major battles of WWII in the Pacific and European theaters, with comments from Kentucky combat veterans. Those segments are interspersed with views of how citizens of the Commonwealth experienced the war back home.

Kentucky WWII Programs

Kentucky WWII Programs. Video. These 20 KET programs and features related to World War II are available for viewing online. Titles include: Kentucky Life WWII Special, B-17 Flying Fortress, Kentucky WWII Veterans; In Their Own Words, LST-325, Tuskegee Airmen, and more.

PBS' The War

The War. Video/Resources. A film by Ken Burns. "Above all, we wanted to honor the experiences of those who lived through the greatest cataclysm in human history by providing the opportunity for them to bear witness to their own history. Our film is therefore an attempt to describe, through their eyewitness testimony, what the war was actually like for those who served on the front lines, in the places where the killing and the dying took place, and equally what it was like for their loved ones back home."


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