Today's Big Questions:
- Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor?
- How did the U.S. media portray Japan after Pearl Harbor? Was such portrayal justified?
- What happened during the Japanese invasion of Nanking? (aka "The Rape of Nanking" or "The Nanking Massacre")
A. What does "nationalism" mean? (look it up if you need to)
B. Read the following quote and try to decide who the "we" is and the year this was written
"Commercial and economic relations between Japan and third countries, led by England and the United States, are gradually becoming so horribly strained that we cannot endure it much longer. Consequently, our Empire, to save its very life, must take measures to secure the raw materials of the South Seas. Our Empire must immediately take steps to break asunder this ever-strengthening chain of encirclement which is being woven under the guidance and with the participation of England and the United States, acting like a cunning dragon seemingly asleep. This is why we decided to obtain military bases in French Indo-China and to have our troops occupy that territory...."
* French Indochina: Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.
1. Discuss starter
2. Reminder on reading homework and choice activity deadline (today by 3:15pm)
3. Read and respond to an article explaining Japan's reasons for attacking Pearl Harbor
4. Analyze the Original Newsreel of Pearl Harbor (see below)
-- What adjectives does the speaker use to describe the attack and the Japanese?
-- What adjectives does the speaker use to describe the Americans?
-- Which rhetorical device stands out to the most to you and what specific line/quote?
-- What would your reaction be to this report in 1941?
5. U.S. war propaganda review-- dehumanization (Why would the U.S. portray Japan in this way?)
6. Begin reading about the Japanese invasion of Nanking
7. Work Time
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School