Tuskegee Airmen Share Their Stories
This month’s Calling All Teachers e-newsletter highlights a once-in-a-lifetime chance for your students to interact with Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American pilots during World War II.
During our FREE webinar from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CDT) on Thursday, April 21, you and your students will be able to learn alongside these aviation pioneers. The program is perfect for students in grades 5–12, but all audiences are welcome to view and participate. You’ll also receive curriculum materials related to the program upon registering, so sign up today!
The April Calling All Teachers e-newsletter also shares big news about Get in the Scrap!, a national service learning project inspired by World War II and all about recycling and energy conservation. We now have over 100 middle school classrooms and over 3,000 students from 32 states participating, and there’s still time to sign up your class before the project closes on May 31.
Finally, this month’s Calling All Teachers shines the spotlight on the Holocaust since April is Genocide Awareness Month. The Museum has several resources you can use to guide your examination of this important topic. In addition to a fact sheet about the Holocaust and a lesson plan examining personal and collective responsibility during the Holocaust, you and your students can search the Museum’s Digital Collections to find many relevant oral histories. These include an interview with Holocaust survivor Charlotte Weiss, who describes her experiences at Auschwitz and encounters with the infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, as well as interviews with concentration camp liberators such as Karl Mann.
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Post by Dr. Walter Stern, K-12 Curriculum Coordinator at The National WWII Museum.