Friday, December 30, 2011

History comes alive - "Red Tails" - the Movie

I always enjoy opportunities where history comes alive for a new generation of students. On January 20th, 2012, hopefully many students will check out the movie "Red Tails." Initially, I hope many students will be enticed by the "action, adventure, rousing adventure angle that is currently highlighted in the trailers. Eventually, I hope that deeper conversations will evolve, and curiosity is stoked. There is also a resource laden website. Click here to see additional information about the Tuskegee Airmen.

Hopefully there will be multiple conversations, and opportunities for discussion and debate based upon the fictional representation of true events. Personally I hope there are documentaries that explore the true stories of the distinctive contributors of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II.

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