LP – The Road to WWII, Bubble Gum Cards, and the “Horrors of War”

The Road to WWII, Bubble Gum Cards, and the “Horrors of War” Essential Question: How can everyday items help us understand the past? Common Core Standards: R2, R4, R7, WHST1, WHST8 Introduction: In the early 1930s, despite the harsh economic realities of the Great Depression, a Philadelphia bubble gum entrepreneur Warren Bowman was the first […]

Pearl Harbor: Seventy Years Later

Japan’s surprise attack of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 was a dramatic event that destroyed and wrecked at least eighteen U.S. vessels and 188 planes, while killing some 2,400 Americans. The experience was spectacular and horrifying. Yet the impact of the military operation far transcended the immediate damages it inflicted on the strategically valued […]