December 7

American author Willa Cather born

December 7, 1873

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Japan attacks Pearl Harbor; U.S. declares war on Japan

December 7, 1941

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  • Lesson 1: Turning the Tide in the Pacific, 1941–1943
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    Lesson 1: Turning the Tide in the Pacific, 1941–1943

    In December 1941, Japanese armed forces launched a massive offensive, attacking targets as far East as Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and as far West as Burma. This lesson plan will focus on the overall strategies pursued by the Japanese and the Allies in the initial months of World War II in Asia and the Pacific.

  • Lesson 4: Victory in the Pacific, 1943–1945
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    Lesson 4: Victory in the Pacific, 1943–1945

    The U.S. victory over the Japanese Navy at Midway succeeded in stopping the Axis advance in the Pacific, and by early 1943 the Marines had driven the Japanese from Guadalcanal. This lesson will guide students through the military campaigns of the Pacific theater, tracing the path of the Allied offensives.

Akiko Yosano, Japanese poet, born

December 7, 1878

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  • Japanese Poetry: Tanka? You're Welcome!
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    Japanese Poetry: Tanka? You're Welcome!

    This unit on the Japanese poetic form tanka encourages students to explore the structure and content of the form and to arrive at a definition of the tanka’s structure in English. Students will read and analyze the tanka form and compare it to English structures of poetry, and will finally compose their own tankas.