Two Aviation-Themed Units (plus a free bonus) for Grades 7 - 10
Students in the 7th through 10th grades will enjoy learning about aviation along with history, geography, science and applied math. They will learn some practical geography, science and applied math in the “Aeronautical Charts” lesson; and they’ll be inspired by the history of leadership and determination shown by four early supporters of the famed “Tuskegee Airmen.”
How do you calculate the difference between airspeed and groundspeed when there is a direct headwind? What is the difference between “nautical miles” and “statute miles”? Your students will also learn the meaning of runway numbers; and about the use of "meridians" and "parallels" in geography.
In the “Tuskegee Airmen Advocates” materials, students learn about four remarkable individuals.. Afterward, they’ll have the chance to time-travel to the early 1940s and meet briefly with President Franklin Roosevelt to argue in favor of integrating the military forces of the United States of America.
They can prepare written statements of what they'd say to FDR; and present their arguments orally to the class, as well.
Click on each of the titles below for more detailed descriptions and previews of the slideshows included in this bundle:
Aeronautical Charts for Everyone
Tuskegee Airmen: Four Advocates
Also included as a free bonus is "Washington (D.C.) Municipal Airport—July 1941," which provides a view of an airport in the early 1940s ( the same time period as the "Tuskegee Airmen" unit).:
Washington D.C. Municipal Airport July 1941
Basic Ground Instructor (BGI) and
Instrument-Rated Private Pilot
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