Have your children ever heard of the Tuskegee Airmen? These free resources for learning about the Tuskegee Airmen will help your kids explore these amazing men in our country’s history.
The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of dedicated and determined young men who selflessly volunteered as America’s very first black military airmen in the United States Air Force (previously known as U.S. Army Air Corps (AAC)) services.
This feat was NOT easy. They had to undergo physical and mental qualifications and went through aviation cadet training.
These resilient men were trained to be pilots, navigators, and bombardiers (members of a bomber crew in the US Air Force responsible for aiming and releasing bombs).
These brave men were called Tuskegee Airmen as they were trained at the Tuskegee University.
The Tuskegee Airmen (332nd Fighter Group- the Red Tails) consisted originally of four different squadrons (99th, 100th, 301st, and 302nd).
In World War II, the Airmen succeeded in escorting bombers with the lowest record of lives loss . . . ever.
The Airmen played a significant part in the military during World War II, which helped implement social changes including ending racial discrimination in the United States military. The Tuskegee Airmen were the most famous African American soldiers/pilots during this time.
The Airmen were called Red Tails because they painted the tails of their fighter planes . . . red, of course.
The Red Tails set the stage for the integration of all men in the United States Military (1948) and the actual Civil Rights movement in the 1960s.
Grab these Free Resources For Learning About The Tuskegee Airmen:
Short Stories for Kids: On the Ground and In the Air | WriteBonnieRose
Tuskegee Airmen Facts for Kids | Kids.Kiddle
The Tuskegee Airmen | NASA
The Tuskegee Airmen | Social Studies for Kids
World War II for Kids: African Americans in WW2 | Ducksters
The Tuskegee Airmen | National Archives Foundation
Tuskegee Airmen Facts | SoftSchools
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. (A Tuskegee Airman) | National Geographic Kids
The Tuskegee Airmen | Military.com
Tuskegee Airmen Facts: The Red Tails: US History for Kids | American Historama
Celebrating Our Heroes – The Tuskegee Airmen | Lucas Film
Tuskegee Airmen | The – Raz-Kids
Tuskegee Airmen FREE Worksheet | Education.com
Black History FREE Coloring Pages: Tuskegee Airmen And Black Soldiers | Black History Every Month
Tuskegee Airmen Facts | Tuskegee University
FREE Tuskegee Airmen Essays and Papers | 123 Help Me
Videos to learn all about the Tuskegee Airmen.
Remembering the Tuskegee Airmen Video | US Department of the Interior
The Tuskegee Red-Tail Angels from Black Wings | Smithsonian Channel
Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen? | HISTORY
The Tuskegee Red-Tail Angels | Smithsonian Channel
Projects and activities to help your kids learn about the Tuskegee Airmen.
Red Tails – The Tuskegee Airmen Project | Reach and Teach
Tuskegee Airmen | BrainPOP
Chronicles of Courage: Tuskegee Airmen – FREE Stem Lesson Plan | Share My Lesson
WWII and the Tuskegee Airmen – STEM in 30 | PBS Learning Media
The Tuskegee Airmen played a crucial role in the history of our entire nation.
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