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Tuskegee Airmen On Freedom’s Wing. LTC (Ret) Bob Merkel Thomasville High School Army JROTC. Unit Plan Summary. Students will study the Tuskegee Airmen in order to understand sacrifice above personal gain, and to develop similarities between themselves and the airmen.

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Tuskegee airmen on freedom s wing

Tuskegee AirmenOn Freedom’s Wing

LTC (Ret) Bob Merkel

Thomasville High School

Army JROTC


Unit plan summary

Unit Plan Summary

Students will study the Tuskegee Airmen in order to understand sacrifice above personal gain, and to develop similarities between themselves and the airmen.

Student study will culminate with mock interview of a Tuskegee Airman, followed by short reflective essay.


Curriculum framing questions

Curriculum Framing Questions

BIGIDEA

How can I contribute in a positive manner to society?

ESSENTIALQUESTION

Am I capable of sacrifice?


Curriculum framing questions 2

Curriculum Framing Questions (2)

UNITQUESTIONS

  • What is sacrifice?

  • Is sacrifice important? Why?

  • Why did the Tuskegee Airmen make sacrifices?

  • How do the sacrifices of the Tuskegee Airmen affect me?

    CONTENTQUESTIONS

  • Define key terms: P-51 Mustang, Army Air Corps, Desegregation, Congressional Gold Medal, Personal Courage, Teamwork

  • What were the sacrifices of the Tuskegee Airmen?

  • How did the TA’s contributions during World War II affect Allied efforts?

  • How did the TA’s contributions after World War II affect the US?


Benefits of projects cfqs and ongoing assessments

Benefits of Projects, CFQs, and Ongoing Assessments

  • Students continue their study of World War II, leadership, sacrifice, project management, and group dynamics.

  • Students learn writing and thinking skills while they are working on the project.

  • Throughout the project students give and receive feedback on their work.


By using projects cfqs and ongoing assessments

By Using Projects, CFQs, and Ongoing Assessments

  • My Students will

    • Gain and exercise project management and leadership skills

    • Gain and exercise presentation and questioning skills

    • Exercise reflective thinking and writing skills


Gauging student needs

Gauging Student Needs

  • Throughout

    • Questioning

    • Observation

    • Journals

    • K-W-L

  • Before - World War II Visual Ranking Tool

  • During - Group and Self Assessments

  • After

    • Interview Rubric

    • Reflective Essay Rubric

    • Word Quiz


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