In this writing prompt, students will examine one of the most notable military events of the twentieth century, the attack on Pearl Harbor. Students will then construct an argument with supporting evidence on whether President Roosevelt knew about the attack beforehand or not.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Write arguments with sufficient evidence to support a claim. (W.11-12.1)
  • Conduct research to answer a question. (W.11-12.7)


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