December 18, 2007
Video Tour of USS
and NPS FAQ
Interior Data Collection
Doug Lentz (Memorial
Matt Russell (Proj.
Salvage at Pearl
Memorial Listing of the Lost
Memorials, Myths & Symbols
Arizona Mgmt. Strategies
Links to Pearl
Links to Other
For Kids and Teachers
Curriculum Materials for Teachers
Teaching with Historic Places
Remembering Pearl Harbor:
The USS Arizona Memorial
This lesson is based on the National
Register of Historic Places registration file "USS Arizona Wreck,"
and other materials from the park. It was written by John Vierra,
Jr., park ranger, USS Arizona Memorial. TwHP is sponsored, in
part, by the Cultural Resources Training Initiative and Parks as
Classrooms programs of the National Park Service. This lesson is one
in a series that brings the important stories of historic places
into the classrooms across the country.
USS Arizona Memorial
The USS Arizona Memorial designed
a Junior Ranger Booklet to help children embrace and enjoy history.
Visiting the USS Arizona Memorial amongst trips to the beach,
shopping, snorkeling and Hula makes it hard to make meaningful
connections. However, it can be done by humanizing a story and by
making history personal. This booklet guides young students through
the events of the attack.
U.S. Naval Historical Center
Pearl Harbor Lesson Plans
These lesson plans are provided to help
teachers and students to understand what happened on December 7,
1941. Beginning with the first American treaty with Japan in 1854
though the attacks in 1941, students will use primary sources to
synthesize information and draw conclusions about the role of the
U.S. Navy in foreign policy and to understand how people in 1941
reacted to the tragic bombing of Pearl Harbor. These lesson plans
are geared towards upper middle and high school students.
My Story: Pearl
Story: Pearl Harbor" introduces students to the momentous event of
Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Through this
learning adventure, students will come to know about the events that
led to the bombing, read the account of Pearl Harbor eyewitnesses,
and relive the day Pearl Harbor was bombed through an interactive
will research the events that took place at Pearl Harbor; write an
in-depth article as though they experienced those events firsthand;
and discuss what lessons can be learned from Pearl Harbor. Designed
for Grades 9-12.