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RISE ABOVE Resource Kit


RISE ABOVE Resource Kit

Attention teachers and youth leaders! 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.

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 CAF Red Tail Squadron Essay Contest!

The RISE ABOVE Resource Kit is based on our Six Guiding Principles – Aim High, Believe In Yourself, Use Your Brain, Be Ready To Go, Never Quit, Expect to Win – bringing the lessons of the Tuskegee Airmen out of the history books straight into the everyday lives of students. It contains a collection of materials for classroom use that includes posters, DVD, pocket-sized books, inspirational dog tags, children’s book and classroom activities.

“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

Want a quick, free tool you can start using right now? Download our FREE iBook from iTunes, Aim High: The Aircraft of the Tuskegee Airmen, for use with an Apple device running the Maverick operating system. This dynamic, interactive experience transports readers deep into the world of flight in the majestic and historic aircraft flown by the Tuskegee Airmen in WWII, complete with sound clips, quizzes and other exciting content. People of all ages will enjoy this unique learning experience!

“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