HISTORICAL EXPERIENCES | Minnesotan’s Sink Submarine!

Did you know that Minnesota Naval Reservists fired the first shots of the U.S. Pacific War when they sunk an enemy submarine trying to sneak into Pearl Harbor in the early morning hours of December 7, 1941? They did not know it at the time, but these Minnesota sailors had started a war.

The presenter is Mr. Arn Kind, a teacher of over 40 years experience, who will come in costume to teach your students about the war that changed the world forever. World War II was a cataclysmic event in world history and its bloodiest conflict. Over 60 million people would lose their lives over the six years of the war. What caused this horrific conflict? What events led to the war? Over 16 million Americans fought in the war. Many were drafted, some enlisted. What motivated these Americans to sign up and fight as soldiers, sailors, marines, and pilots? Was it just patriotism or were there other motivations for enlisting? What was the everyday soldier’s experience during his term of service? What were his uniform, equipment, weapons, and food like? What were his chances of surviving his term of service? Mr. Kind will appear before your students as a sailor on board the U.S.S. Ward, a destroyer which happened to be in the right place at the right time and ended firing the first shot in the Pacific War. Call today to schedule your amazing history day field trip right in your own venue.