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ERIC Number: ED480844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
African American Pioneers in Aviation: 1920-Present. Teacher Guide.
O'Flahavan, Leslie
This teacher's guide provides activities about the National Air and Space Museum (Washington, DC) for students to complete. The guide includes primary and secondary source materials for teachers to photocopy and use during their study of African Americans in aviation based on the exhibition "Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation." Designed for students in grades 5-9, the teacher's guide includes four activities, each taking about 50 minutes or one class period. The guide is divided into six sections: (1) "How to Use This Teacher's Guide"; (2) "The Exhibition and the Tour"; (3) "Activity 1: Meet the Pioneers of Black Aviation"; (4) "Activity 2: The World War II Era: Overcoming Obstacles"; (5) "Activity 3: At the Museum: Find a Hero at the 'Black Wings' Exhibition"; and (6)"Activity 4: Planning a Career in Aviation". Each activity provides an overview and background information; states objectives; considers preparation; suggests a step-by-step procedure; and addresses reflection and discussion, extensions, and curriculum connections. Contains many vintage photographs, provides teacher resources, and a certificate of participation. (BT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. National Air And Space Museum.