Journey Home to the U.S.S. Arizona
We follow the family of USS Arizona survivor Raymond Haerry on a 5,000-mile journey as they return to Pearl Harbor to place their father’s ashes back aboard the great battleship. Ray Haerry, Sr. passed away in September of 2016. In April of 2017, the Haerry family had their father/grandfather’s ashes interred on Arizona so he can once again be with the over 1,000 shipmates who lost their lives on December 7, 1941, when Pearl Harbor was attacked plunging America into World War II. Narrated by Matthew Broderick.
Each of our documentary films has a corresponding quiz or essay question for use in the classroom by teachers and educators.
We encourage you to choose one of the PDFs below that is the best match for your students. It’s up to each educator if you would like to offer either the exam or the one-question essay. An answer sheet corresponds with each quiz. Our goal is not to overwhelm students with dates, treaties, and strategy. Instead, we would rather focus their attention on the individual stories of the subjects of our documentaries. We find these visual stories to be inspiring, impactful, and educational.
We hope that after viewing one of our films, students will want to learn more about the personal stories of World War II generation. Maybe they do this by reading a book, watching another documentary, or perhaps a full-length film. Maybe our films will inspire your students to ask an older family member about their role, or inquire about another relative’s story, in World War II.
We recommend the below curriculum for grades 7-12 and college.