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Resources for educators

Attention teachers, youth leaders, and parents! We’ve got the tools you need to bring our remarkable outreach program into YOUR lessons to inspire YOUR students!

The CAF Red Tail Squadron was founded on the objective to carry the lessons and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen into every classroom in America. In addition to the P-51C Mustang Tuskegee Airmen and the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit utilized for tours and private showings for schools and groups around the country, the Squadron offers innovate resource materials for teachers and youth leaders to help bring the lessons of the Tuskegee Airmen alive in the classroom to inspire and ignite students of all ages.

Make sure and check out all these resources, curated just for you!

RISE ABOVE Resource Kit – Download this FREE kit of activities, presentations and information for use in your classroom or youth program.

Supplement materials – Find dog tags featuring the Six Guiding Principles, booklets, DVDs, and other materials for purchase to enhance your classroom activities. Offered at several different price points, you can find materials to fit your budget and needs in the online store.

Aim High: The Aircraft of the Tuskegee Airmen” – This free online tool contains sound effects, slide shows and interactive questions designed to inform and entertain. Learn about the inspiration is history of the Tuskegee Airmen, their aircraft and their legacy to triumph over adversity!

CAF Red Tail Squadron Virtual Museum – “Step inside” the CAF Red Tail Squadron’s Virtual Museum anytime, anywhere! Look around and explore items belonging to or used by Tuskegee Airmen, find different memorials around the country and feel history come alive.

On demand webinars – Check out conversations with original Tuskegee Airmen in on demand webinars, available in the Events section of this website.

Tuskegee Airmen essay contest – Learn from the powerful lessons of the Tuskegee Airmen with this annual contest. You may submit your essay at any time. Winners will be selected each February, with awards given in the following categories: 4th – 5th grade, 6th – 8th grade, and 9th – 12th grade.

Tuskegee Airmen history online – On the CAF Red Tail Squadron website, find a comprehensive, in-depth, historically accurate repository of information about the Tuskegee Airmen curated and maintained by the Squadron’s dedicated research team.

Teacher survey – Have you visited the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit with you students? Or have you utilized the RISE ABOVE Resource Kit? The CAF Red Tail Squadron wants to hear from you! Fill out this survey to help the Squadron reach other teachers and youth leaders with this important message.

Student survey – If you have used this website to learn more about the Tuskegee Airmen, or if you have visited the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit, the CAF Red Tail Squadron wants to get your feedback! Help the Squadron reach more students like you by giving your thoughts and sharing what you’ve learned.

Attention Teachers and Youth Leaders!

Looking for a fun and meaningful project for your Black History Month lesson planning? Inspire your students with the remarkable story of the Tuskegee Airmen by participating in the Tuskegee Airmen Essay Contest! Submission will be accepted at any time during the year, with winners awarded each February. Learn more about this great opportunity to engage your students with the lessons of the Tuskegee Airmen and their Six Guiding Principles!

“The RISE ABOVE Resource Kit has much to offer students who are striving to learn about historical events and develop a sense of themselves in it. The kit is a great classroom resource to help students learn history and love it. Our students benefited academically and personally.”

~ Mamie Oatis, Principal, Southwestern Middle School

“I used the materials to teach a character-building exercise on grit – staying with something in the face of discouragement or ridicule. The students enjoyed the class discussion and numerous students wrote extra credit essays on the importance of the Tuskegee Airmen.”

~ Donald D’Orto, Teacher, Southwestern Middle School