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Tuskegee Airmen Lesson Plans

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Grade 4

Grade 8

4th Grade Lesson Plans

Write a letter to Jesse Owens - Learn about the accomplishments of Jesse Owens, the views of the Nazi Party and Civil Rights in 1936.

African-American Hall of Fame - Spark interest in the topic of African-American heroes by displaying biographies, photographs, and artifacts concerning African Americans.

Jim Crow History - the Right to Flight - An interesting exercise that helps students become acquainted with discrimination and how the Tuskegee Airmen rose above segregation to become one of the most memorable aviation squadrons in history.

Teach with Movies - the Tuskegee Airmen - ($11.99/year) - A detailed lesson plan based on the film 'The Tuskegee Airmen'

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8th Grade Lesson Plans

African-American Leaders in the U.S. Military - Discuss and define what it means to have an impact on society. Learn how the Tuskegee Airmen overcame discrimination to make their own impact. Find out if any family members were in the military and research African American military leaders. (Downloadable PDF file)

Past, Present and Future Flying Machines - An artistic research project introducing students to the different types of aircraft flown in World War II as well as the role played in the war by the Tuskegee Airmen

Achievements in Aviation - Learn about the obstacles the Tuskegee Airmen faced in aviation as well as their achievements

Creating a Memorial - Create a memorial honoring a Tuskegee Airman while learning about patriotism, bravery and discrimination.

Consider a Career in Aviation - (2 pages) - Learn about the Tuskegee Airmen and their impact on the aviation field. Compare their treatment with that of the Navajo Code Talkers. Download Page 1 - Download Page 2.

Tuskegee Airmen Language Arts Project - A 10 day, detailed language arts/social studies course including web research, select activities and class presentations in a historical context.

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