Top Websites: Pearl Harbor, Rosa Parks & Holiday Traditions


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  • Holiday Traditions
    Source: Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago 

    This site provides an overview of Christmas customs practiced in various countries of the world. From Armenia to Wales, learn the Christmas greetings, decorations, and traditions of the holiday season.

  • Pearl Harbor
    Organization: Imperial War Museum 

    “On 7 December 1941, Japanese naval and air forces attacked the American Pacific Fleet base at Pearl Harbor on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. No declaration of war was made. The attack was one of the most important events of the twentieth century. It brought the United States of America into the Second World War and, together with the German assault on the Soviet Union in June 1941 and Hitler’s declaration of war on America on 11 December, turned a series of regional campaigns into a true world conflict.” (IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM)

  • Rosa Parks Bus at the Henry Ford Museum
    Organization: The Henry Ford 

    “On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks boarded a Montgomery City bus to go home from work. On this bus on that day, she initiated a new era in the American quest for freedom and equality.” (THE HENRY FORD) This site provides information about the restoration of this historic bus. Also included are a chronology of Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement, a bibliography, and links to additional information.

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