The Tuskegee Airmen
In this social studies activity, students find the words that are related to the Tuskegee Airmen and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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African American Involvement in World War II
What was the role of African Americans in World War II? How were these roles influenced by and manipulated by racial attitudes of the 1930s and 1940s? Class groups locate and analyze primary source materials before using GoogleDocs or...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Comparing/Contrasting the Treatment of African American Servicemen During the Civil War and World War II
Eleventh graders compare and contrast the treatment of African-American soldiers during the American Civil War and World War II. In this African-American history lesson, 11th graders analyze and interpret the films "Glory,"and "The...
11th Social Studies & History
African American Pioneers in Aviation
Bessie Coleman. William Powell. Willa Brown. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. While these names may not be familiar to many Americans, they are African American pioneers in aviation history. Class members have an opportunity to research the...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The American Soldiers of WWII
Personal letters give authenticity to a study of the WWII American soldiers' experience. Through primary source analysis, historians examine soldiers' roles and unique contributions by groups like the Tuskegee Airmen. A pre-test is...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Jim Crow on the National Level: The Right to Flight
Students use the Internet, books and lecture to research the integration of military pilots in WWII. They examine the experiences of the Tuskegee Airmen in particular and consider contributions of early African American aviators.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History