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Interview veteran(s) from World War II along with their wives. What were their thoughts and actions after learning about Pearl Harbor? Where were they the day Pearl Harbor was bombed? Compare and contrast what Christmas was like for the soldier and his wife. (NOTE: You may want to take a batch of brownies, chocolate chip cookies, or some other homemade delectable in gratitude for Mr. and Mrs. Soldier agreeing to be interviewed. Also, before you leave, be sure to THANK them for their sacrifice to ensure your freedom!)
Listen to the music of the times Benny Goodman, Dorsey Brothers, Andrew Sisters, etc. Why do you think they were popular? Was their music full of self-pity or was it upbeat? Were there any special Christmas songs released during this time?
Write a special thank you note or poem or perhaps draw/paint/color a picture and send it to your local VFW (Veteran's of Foreign Wars).
Pray Thank your Lord and King for His providential care that you are born now and did not have to live during this time of great tension.
Find out what countries were apart of the Axis Powers and what countries were the Allied Powers. What were their special markings? (e.g., USA had a star, England a bull's eye, Japan had the rising sun, etc.)
Geography: Locate on a globe/map and/or color a map showing the various countries participating in World War II. (You may want to color code them with respect to Allied versus Axis powers).
Should your family member(s) discover they want to learn more about WWII, look under "American" on the At the Movies to discover more WWII movies.
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Pearl Harbor Day Analogies
Complete the following analogies. For analogy help, click here.
6 June 1944 is to D-Day as 7 December 1941 is to
Pearl Harbor Day
Auld Lang Syne is to Robert Burns as Yankee Doodle Dandy is to
George M. Cohan
Courage is to bravery as persistence is to
USS Constitution is to The War of 1812 as the USS Arizona is to
World War I
World War II
Operation Iraqui Freedom
Winston Churchill is to England as FDR is to
Muggers is to self-defense as unprovoked attackers is to
Click here for Pearl Harbor Day Analogy Answers
Pearl Harbor Day Alliteration
Alliteration is a lot of fun and great for long car rides. For alliteration help, click here.
Self-sufficient sensible scampering soldiers and sailors seriously secured seaport service.
Patriotic preachers prayed passionately.
Do your own Pearl Harbor Day Alliteration for attack, Churchill, war, planes, soldiers, sailors, courage, Sunday
If you have difficulty creating alliteration phrases, try the formula below ...
Pearl Harbor Day Onomatopoeia Activities
Remember: Onomatopoeia = Words that imitate sounds or sounds that are linked with objects. In short, literary sound effects.
(from Greek = name-making)
Quick ... what sound ...
What sound do you hear on when father or mother tell their children about Pearl Harbor Day?
What sound is heard when a family prays thanking God for their freedom by sacrifice others have made for them?
What sound do you hear when a family secretly sends a thank you letter to a disabled veteran signing it your secret admirerers?
What sound is heard when a family writes a letter to the local Veterans of Foreign Wars or American Legion thanking them for their sacrifice?
What sound do you hear when a family writes a letter to the Pentegon thanking active duty military for their sacrifice?
What sound is heard when a family prays for the protection of those military members protecting their country?
Pearl Harbor Day Analogy Answers
6 June 1944 is to D-Day as 7 December 1941 is to Pearl Harbor Day; Auld Lang Syne is to Robert Burns as Yankee Doodle Dandy is to George M. Cohan; Courage is to bravery as persistence is to not quitting; USS Constitution is to The War of Independence as the USS Arizona is to World War II; Winston Churchill is to England as FDR is to the USA; Muggers is to self-defense as unprovoked attackers is to war.
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