Role 4 Japanese soldier

Describe role: You have been assigned to bomb Pearl Harbor. Did you think you would be able to penetrate the United States?You are not sure if you will survive. You will need to defend your country. Do you support the decision and why?

Background Information: Many young Japanese regarded the Emperor with absolute high regard. Japanese soldiers were ready to fight and die for their Emperor, like the old days of samurai warriors.


Your school's library should have a variety of print sources on World War II. You need to keep in mind when researching you are looking for your role and task in mind. You will need to search the internet sites on the purpose page.

Enrichment activity: Your team could write a letter or email an expert in the field for possible extra credit. Below is a name and email address of a resource for you. You will need to have a list of questions before the contact. I want to see your questions before you email the contact.

contact a Historian email:http://tps.cr.nps.gov/history/