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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
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.
Just click on the puzzle
you would like !
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
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
Muggers is to self-defense as unprovoked
attackers is to
Harbor Day Analogy Answers
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,
If you have difficulty creating alliteration phrases, try the
formula below ...
Day Onomatopoeia Activities
= 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?
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.
Anagrams = An anagram is a rearrangement
of the letters of one word to form another word or phrase.
Get a three minute egg timer.
See how many three, four , five and
six letter words can you make out of the following words in three
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