Prepare a term paper comparing the lives of B. O. Davis Jr. and Charles Dryden. (See bibliography citations of their autobiographies.)
Prepare a term paper comparing status of blacks in the Army Air Forces during World War II and the status of blacks in today's Air Force.
Take a field trip to Tuskegee Institute to visit General Daniel James Memorial Hall and the Black Wings exhibit. (Note: the National Park Service plans to construct a museum at Moton Field. When completed, a visit to Tuskegee should include this site as well.)
Watch one of the many documentary videos on the Tuskegee Airmen. A recent one of good quality is Airmen and Adversity produced by Steve Crump of WTVI, Charlotte, NC (1998). To obtain a free copy, contact Steve Crump, (704) 362-1235 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Invite a Tuskegee Airman to visit your school and speak to the student body. Students in the class could prepare questions in advance for the visitor to answer. Perhaps they could conduct an "interview" using a TV news magazine format similar to that used by Jane Pauley and Stone Phillips on Dateline. This approach would require considerable research by the class in preparation for the interview, but could prove very effective in engaging the students in the topic.
Contact an individual currently in the Air Force (active duty, Air National Guard, or Air Force Reserve) to learn what they know about the Tuskegee Airmen and perhaps have them visit the class to discuss the importance of the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen in today's Air Force.
Create a class home page on the Tuskegee Airmen based on research done by the class.