PechaKucha: Beyond 1939 – Pacific

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  • The Atomic Bomb
  • Hiroshima
  • Nagasaki
  • The Battle of Iwo Jima
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Japanese Internment Camps
  • Native American Code Talkers

The Atomic Bomb

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Atomic Bomb

Headings include: Background / The Decision to use the Bomb / Hiroshima / Nagasaki / Consequences.

The Manhattan Project and the Atomic Bomb

Headings include: Overview / The Manhattan Project / Hiroshima and Nagasaki / Was the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Necessary?

The Manhattan Project

Headings include: Preliminary Organization / Preliminary Research / Forming the Manhattan Project / Project Sites / Producing Results / Legacy…

Also includes links to PRIMARY SOURCE materials.

Manhattan Project

Heading include:
America Declares War / The Manhattan Project Begins / Robert Oppenheimer and Project Y / The Potsdam Conference / Hiroshima and Nagasaki / Legacy fo the Manhattan Project / Sources.

Includes links to Related Articles.


PRIMARY SOURCE: Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima


Featured Document Display: The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Includes PRIMARY SOURCE letter about the bombing of Hiroshima.


A series of 6 short documentary videos: Testing the Atomic Bomb / Truman’s Ultimatum Regarding Hiroshima / Hiroshima: Dropping the Bomb / Remembering Tragic Aftermath of Hiroshima / Harrowing Aftermath of Atomic Bomb / Nagasaki Bomb and Surrender.

This Day in History: August 06

1945 – American Bomber Drops Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

From the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information, Office of History and Heritage Resources, The Manhattan Project – an interactive History.

Includes PRIMARY SOUCE images.


Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki

Video. Accounts of the American Justification for dropping a second bomb on Nagasaki.

This Day in History – August 09, 1945

Atomic Bomb Dropped on Nagasaki.

Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

Includes: Background / Key Questions / Directions / Materials / Handouts. Designed to be used as part of a lesson plan, the Materials tab includes PRIMARY SOURCE materials.

Battle of Iwo Jima

The Battle of Iwo Jima: a Gruesome Victory for the Allied Forces

In cooperation with All About History. Headings include: Where is Iwo Jima / How the Battle Went Down / Casualties and Recognition of Bravery.

The Battle of Iwo Jima (pdf)

Headings include: Background: Summer/Fall 1944 / The Battle / The Flag Raising / Awards.

Iwo Jima

Headings include: Iwo Jima before the Battle / Marines Invade Iwo Jima / Battle of Iwo Jima Rages On / Iwo Jima Falls to American Forces / Letters From Iwo Jima / Sources.

World War II: Battle of Iwo Jima

Headings include: Where is Iwo Jima / When was the Battle? / The Battle / Raising the Flag of the United States / Interesting Facts.

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

Headings include: Japan and the Path to War / Where is Pearal Harbot / USS Arizona / Impact of the Pearl Harbot Attack / ‘A Date Which Will Live In Infamy’ / America Enters World War II.

Includes links to videos and images.

Attack On Pearl Harbor Facts For Kids

Headings include: After the Attack / Quick Facts.

Includes links to images and maps.

Attack on Pearl Harbor

Headings include: The Plan / The Attack / The Aftermath.

Today in History – December 7: Air Raid on Pearl Harbor

Includes links to PRIMARY SOURCE MATERIALS including: audio clips, dispatches, images…

What Happened at Pearl Harbor?

Includes links to PRIMARY SOURCE materials including images and video.

Japanese Internment Camps

Lesson: Japanese Interment

Includes links to articles, an opinion piece, images and PRIMARY SOURCE marerials.

Introduction to WWII Incarceration

This site preserves stories of the past for the generations of the future. Headings include: A Community Grows Despite Racism / Looking Like the Enemy / American Concentration Camps / Japanese American Responses to Incarceration / Righting a Wrong / Why Does it Matter Now?

Japanese Internment Camps

Headings include: Executive Order / Anti-Japanese American Activity / John DeWitt / War Relocation Authority / Relocation to ‘Assembly Centers’ / Life in ‘Assembly Centers’ / Conditions in’Relocation Centers’ / Violence in Prison Camps / Fred Korematsu / Mitsuye Endo / Reparations / Sources.

Japanese Internment

Headings include: Overview / Executive Order 9066 / Korematsu v. United States (1944) / Aftermath and Redress…

Native American Code Talkers

Native American Code Talkers

Includes PRIMARY SOURCE images.

How Navajo Code Talker Marines Used their Indigenoud Language to Help Win World War II

Headings include: The Navajo People’s Indigenous Language was Perfect For a Code / 29 Original Code Talkers Developed the Navajo Code / Navajo Code Talkers Were the Best of the Best / The Navajo Code Was Never Broken / The Navajo Code Talker Program Was Classified / Navajo Code Talkers’ Legacy Lives On.