This new curriculum provides an in-depth introduction to the Tuskegee Airmen, and explores daily life in the Northwest during WWII. Website links, vocabulary, video, and pictures are all embedded in the content, providing an interactive experience for students to learn and research this important period in U.S. history. Click on this link to access the video with interviews of Tuskegee Airmen created by the Summer Youth Intern Program at Garfield Community Center.
Utilizing the enlightening and often over-looked story of local hydroplane pilot Harold Mills, this lesson is intended to teach students about the concepts of heroism, courage, and inspiration. Students will identify some of the traits,accomplishments and behaviors that classify Mr. Mills as a hero well beyond the African American community.
History represents our past. It gives us a sense of who we are, how we influence events and lets us put series of events into a time frame. This lesson discusses how everyday people complete our history and helps us to understand the importance of collecting and documenting these stories for future generations.
Using the journey of African Americans from the continent of Africa to the United States and then westward to the Pacific Northwest, this lesson is intended to teach students about concepts of migration, sense of place, and conflict and cooperation among communities. Students will learn about and discuss why people move, general principals of migration, and the impact of migration within the context of the African American Diaspora.
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