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The Best Sites For Learning About The War In The Pacific

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The new HBO series “The Pacific” is creating more interest in what happened in that arena during World War II, so I thought I’d quickly pull together a related “The Best…” list.

This list joins The Best Online Resources For Teaching & Learning About World War II (Part One), which has a huge amount of resources, including “The Best…” lists on Pearl Harbor and the atomic bombings of Japan.

Here are my picks for The Best Sites For Learning About The War In The Pacific (and are accessible to English Language Learners):

The Denver Post has a great collection of photos.

Moment In Time: Covering The Pacific War
is a slideshow from TIME Magazine.

War In The Pacific is a short video from McGraw Hill.

WWII: W. Eugene Smith’s Pacific is a slideshow from LIFE.
WWII: Allied Internees, Philippines is another slideshow from LIFE.

Media Rich Learning has a nice short video. However, there isn’t a direct link to it. You have to go to World War II, and then click on CHAPTER 7:Achieving Victory in the Pacific.

Holt Social Studies has an interactive map of the Pacific War and another one on “island-hopping to Japan.”

The Smithsonian has an interactive on the Navajo “code-talker” soldiers during the War In The Pacific.

HBO has an engaging website for the show, including a battle map.

The New York Times has a slideshow and video excerpt from the HBO show.

Images Of The Pacific War is a slideshow from The Wall Street Journal.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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  1. This is a great collection. My husband and son were just reading a book together about Code Talkers and will really appreciate that particular link. I passed on the rest to my social studies department after checking out several of the links. Thank you!

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