Veteran Robert Kinzler Shares His Story of Surviving the Attack on Pearl Harbor
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: New March 2023! Accompanied by images of the time, a World War II veteran describes his journey to Hawaii, his service at Pearl Harbor and his first hand experience as the Japanese attack occurred.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: US History-141**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Many of the veterans’ stories refer to regiments, battalions, divisions, even squadrons. Have students research military unit sizes to gain an understand of the organization of troops and note any differences among the various branches. The speakers also refer to their ranks or the ranks of others. Continue this activity by having students research ranks.
  • Have students research why Japan attacked, since at that time the United States wasn’t at war.

To learn more about the Pearl Harbor, check out the full program this segment is edited from: History in the First Person: The Legacy of Pearl Harbor (Unique ID: US History-25).

*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.