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An Electronic Field Trip Exploring Pearl Harbor
Presented by WYES New Orleans & The National WWII Museum
The Dudley and Constance Godfrey Foundation in honor of Dudley J. Godfrey Jr.'s WWII service in the Pacific.
The Dale E. and Janice Davis Johnston Family Foundation in honor of Dr. Earle Richard Davis and his WWII service on the USS Tranquillity, Pacific
Lillian and Jimmy Maurin
The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation
CLASSROOM READING PROJECT
Join classrooms across the country in reading Under the Blood-Red Sun, the story of how the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor affected a Japanese-American family in Hawaii.
Participate in a national reading
Under the Blood-Red Sun
by Graham Salisbury
December 7, 1941: 13-year-old Tomikazu Nakaji and his best friend, Billy Davis, are playing in a field near their homes in Hawaii when the Japanese launch a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. As Tomi looks up at the sky and recognizes the Blood-Red Sun emblem on the amber fighter planes, he knows his life has changed forever. His father and grandfather, both Japanese-Americans, are quickly arrested and taken to concentration camps. His mother loses her job because she is Japanese. Although Tomi feels frightened and ashamed of his native land, he is forced to become the man of the family. Under the Blood-Red Sun is an unforgettable tale of courage, survival and friendship.
Use the code PEARL 75 at checkout to receive 20% off! Teachers wishing to order a class set of 12 or more books can receive a 40% discount by ordering through our wholesale department. Teachers can send in purchase orders via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax at 504-527-6088. Shipping costs will be included on the invoice. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for class sets to arrive.
Read the book as a class, using the discussion questions for analysis and participate in a post-reading poetry project. Receive a Pearl Harbor classroom poster for all of your efforts!
About the Electronic Field Trip
On December 7, 2016—the 75th anniversary of the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor—The National WWII Museum and New Orleans PBS member station WYES hosted a student program that focused on the events of that momentous day. Remember Pearl Harbor—How Students Like YOU Experienced the Day of Infamy gave students from across the country the chance to watch live as two student reporters delivered updates from New Orleans and Hawaii.
- Produced for students in grades 5-8
- Students participated through real-time Q&A and live polls
- Featured on-the-scene reporting from students with survivors and witnesses of the attack
- Exploration of historic locations and museums, including the USS Arizona Memorial, the Pacific Aviation Museum, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and The National WWII Museum
- FREE to all registered classrooms
Register Your Class for the Electronic Field Trip
Download additional Pearl Harbor classroom activities and in-depth viewing instructions:
Propaganda Poster Coloring Sheet
Oral History Recommendations