Do you want to bring a historic period or event to life? Let Hollywood help. Red Tails is rated PG13 and is a great film that follows the story of some of the first African Americans to participate in combat during World War II.
Academy Award® Winner Cuba Gooding Jr. and Academy Award® Nominee Terrence Howard lead a powerful ensemble cast in this high-flying epic inspired by the real-life adventures of the first African-American combat unit to serve in World War II. Italy, 1944. As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky...even as they battle discrimination on the ground. Featuring jaw-dropping aerial action and thrilling special effects, Red Tails is a breathtaking tribute to the unsung heroes who rose above extraordinary challenges and ultimately soared into history.
This movie will bring to life some of the struggles associated with fighting a war. As your students get to know the characters, you will have many opportunities to make many connections or refer back to their stories.
This lesson includes an answer key and 50 questions that guide your students through the action. You will have to purchase the movie. The run time is 127 minutes.
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