Remember Pearl Harbor in 2018

Thursday's Editorial - December 6, 2018


1. The purpose of an editorial/commentary is to explain, persuade, warn, criticize, exhort, entertain, praise or answer. What do you think is the purpose of Paul Greenberg’s editorial? Explain your answer.

2. Tone is the attitude a writer takes towards his subject: the tone can be serious, humorous, sarcastic, ironic, inspiring, solemn, objective, cynical, optimistic, critical, enthusiastic…etc.
Which word do you think best describes the tone of the commentary? Explain your answer.

CHALLENGE: Listen to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's entire Dec. 8, 1941 "Infamy" speech to Congress (see video under "Resources" below). What surprises you about the President's speech? About Congress' reaction?

Read today's Daily News Article: "Oldest U.S. Survivor of Pearl Harbor Dies at 106"