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In Remembrance: Pearl Harbor

How did the nation react to the attack on Pearl Harbor? With audio recording technology, government fieldworkers preserved the emotions and opinions of men and women on the street in 1941. Today, we can still listen to them, thanks to the Library of Congress. FIND OUT MORE »

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Screencapture, Beyond the Movie: Pearl Harbor

Explore the real stories, real heroes, real places, and real action underlying [...] »

Photo, Isabel, Sept. 2, 2010, pennstatelive, Flickr

How does U.S. response to Pearl Harbor contrast with U.S. response to natural [...] »

Screencap, How Pearl Harbor, 9/11 Changed U.S. Forever

CBS's The Early Show draws parallels between 9/11 and Pearl Harbor. [...] »

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Photo, Television, April 19, 2007, largeprime, Flickr, cc

Explore this approach for teaching with historical footage in the elementary, [...] »

Photo, Historical Fiction, Mar. 9, 2007, jessamyn, Flickr

Can you suggest any literature covering World War I to World War II that my [...] »

Print, The first battle near Manturia [i.e. Manchuria], c. 1919, LoC

Explore the rise of animosity between the U.S. and Japan through primary source [...] »

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Screenshot, Nuclear Test Film. . . , 1945, Department of Energy, Archive.org

What alternatives were suggested to dropping nuclear weapons on Japan? What is [...] »

Poster/Print, "They can't get on without us," Thomas Cantrell,  HERB by ASHP

Help students understand wartime propaganda with this excellent lesson plan. [...] »

Photo, Hirohito, Emperor of Japan, 1901-, 1926, Library of Congress

How would you have planned this photograph if you were General MacArthur? [...] »

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