Tuskegee Airmen Soaring to Greater Heights Victory Series:Pg. 1/125. Part of The Tuskegee Airmen Art Project: Victory!
Upper grade levels.
“By V-JDAY, September 2, 1945, there were more than six thousand African Americans serving in the Army Air Forces".....This lesson is the introductory page to the unit: Victory!. The pilots are indebted to all those committed workers who worked tirelessly to establish this rich heritage. Students will learn who they are and in what capacities each "hero" served (male and female). They will learn of the roles of women in building the Tuskegee legend as part of an essential factor of securing the freedoms this American Democracy guaranteed. DuBois, President Roosevelt and Eleanor, President Truman, Benjamin Davis and son, and a host of other great Americans spoke up in Defense of the liberties of this nation.
Students will create yet another style of Sequential Thinking Map using photos, wordage, essential literary resources and websites; building knowledge in creating their final art project. Referencing: the National Airmen Association of America, Black Nights: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen, W.E.B. DuBois Biography of a Race 1868-1919, and other sources throughout this series.
A critiquing of the controversy involving Dubois will be performed in a "Circle of Knowledge" as a rigorous reasoning activity.
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