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Black History Lessons

Photo of Astronaut Leland Melvin in his uniform Astronaut Mae Jemison in suit
Pictured, from left, Bessie Coleman, Leland Melvin and Mae Jemison

Civil Air Patrol Lessons

A number of Civil Air Patrol lessons highlight the achievements of Black aviation and space pioneers. We have listed some below with links to each lesson.

In addition, CAP's next curriculum booklet will focus on the story and achievements of the Tuskegee Airmen (cover pictured).

CAP is connecting the past with the future by embracing and perpetuating the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen via a new middle school book featuring some of these famed heroes. It is hoped that young people will be motivated to succeed after reading the inspirational personal and professional stories of this unique group of individuals. From pilots to aviation mechanics, the Tuskegee Airmen influenced our nation and the world. See a sample lesson on Gen. Chappie James HERE. The book will be available in CAP's member portal, eServices/Aerospace Education/AE Downloads and Resources, in March. Find out more about the Tuskegee Airmen at Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. 

Check out CAP's Vintage Chappie James booklet!

Check out CAP AE's Diversity and Inclusion page

 

 

Examples of CAP Black History Lessons 
Pilot Bessie Coleman Women in Aviation Volume I, Chapter 3
Pilot and CAP member Willa Brown Women in Aviation Volume I, Chapter 9
Tuskegee Airmen Tuskegee Airmen: Red Tail Honor with Pride, March 2021 release (Sample lesson on General Daniel "Chappie" James)
NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson Women in Aviation Volume II, Chapter 2
Astronaut Leland Melvin Grade 6 Physical Fitness Lesson #5, From Football to Flight
Astronaut Mae Jemison Women in Aviation Volume II, Chapter 8 

 

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