December 7 is Pearl Harbor Day, a day observed annually in the United States to honor and remember the more than 2400 U.S. citizens who were killed in the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941. The attack by Japan led the U.S. to enter World War II.

To help your children learn about this historic event and the days that followed, our education team has created a playlist of resources in eMediaVA.

In this media collection, you’ll find:

Video: Veterans Harry Lowe and James Wright recall the attack and the extensive damage at Pearl Harbor.

Documents: On December 8, 1941, the day after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt delivered this "Day of Infamy Speech." Immediately afterward, Congress declared war, and the United States entered World War II. This resource group includes 2 primary source images, a background essay and a transcript.

Images: Photos of the USS California and USS West Virginia ablaze after the attack, wreckage from Pearl Harbor and local Japanese nationals and Japanese Americans being interviewed by Norfolk Police officers after the attack.

Check out the collection in the eMediaVA playlist.

More Pearl Harbor teaching resources:

National Geographic Kids

PBS Newshour Extra: Pearl Harbor Lesson Plan