Lesson details


English Language Arts

Social Studies

Visual & Performing Arts


Challenges and Conflicts of the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s

From the Collapse of the Soviet Union to the Present

Inquiry-Based Literacy

Novice Low-Presenting Media Arts

Reading - Informational Text



Develop refine, and select work for presentation

Responses to Terrorism

Use primary/secondary sources

Recommended Technology: 

Google Chromebooks




Green screen (if available)


Other instructional materials or notes: 

Collaborate with Media Specialist for research and/or digital integration if a Digital Integration Specialist is not available.

Two Voices and a Tableau: Pearl Harbor and 9/11

Multiple days
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson
Lesson overview: 

The attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 shocked the nation. Citizens and servicemen were caught off guard and left vulnerable to the Japanese attacks. Sixty years later in 2001, the United States endured additional attacks that brought about tremendous grief, trauma, as well as hope for a more unified nation.

In the poetry project, Two Voices: Pearl Harbor and 9/11, students will evaluate the “voices” of Pearl Harbor and 9/11 through primary and secondary sources, tableau, and writing poetry.

Essential Question: 

How can we use poetry speak for the aftermath of Pearl Harbor and the terror attacks of September 11, 2001?

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