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Tora! Tora! Tora!
SUBJECTS — U.S./1941 - 1945; World/Japan & WW II; Seafaring;
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Courage in War;
MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Trustworthiness.
Age: 10+; MPAA Rating: G; Drama; 1970, 144 minutes; Color.
Tora! Tora! Tora! describes the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, from both the Japanese and American points of view.
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Tora! Tora! Tora! is an exercise in looking at war from the enemy's point of view.
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To give you a sense of how our Learning Guides can be used by teachers to develop lesson plans, and by parents to supplement school curriculum or for homeschooling, we have set out below a discussion question from the Learning Guide to Tora! Tora! Tora!.
Given the terrible track record of the Western powers in Asia, was Japan's effort to kick the Western powers out of Asia justified? Defend your answer.
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