Curriculum StandardsA complete list of curriculum standards and their relationships to each Museum program may be downloaded on PDF format by clicking the link below the program description marked teacher‘s guide or contact the Education Department at 912-748-8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Each Student receives a copy of “A Student’s Guide to the Eighth Air Force During World War II” after completion of the tour.
Each tour is tailored to the age/grade of the students participating in the program or workshop. Student tour admission is $5 per student and reduced/free admission grants are available. Legends of Air Power (Grades K-3) Students participate in a workshop and tour designed to introduce younger children to the world of aviation. Children will identify parts of planes and discover how these parts work together to make the plane fly. A focused tour features the Museum’s aircraft and model collections. Duration: One hour WWII Character Counts! Museum Tour (Grades 4-12) On a docent-led tour, students are introduced to the causes and the events that led up to WWII, and the role of the 8th Air Force in defeating Hitler’s Germany. The tour includes a detailed view of a crewmember’s experience through the use of an immersion theater, a look at the POW experience, the Holocaust, and the wartime contributions of African-Americans and women. Duration: Two hours
We offer three free workshops with a student tour admission. American Home Front During WWII (Grades 4-12) In a 30 minute museum and classroom experience, students learn how civilians, through hard work and sacrifice, played a major role in helping the Allies win World War II. Our costumed interpreter, “Rosie the Riveter,” uses original period posters, V-mail and selected artifacts to demonstrate the importance of the civilian war effort. Although emphasis is placed on home front activities in Georgia and the Low Country, the program discusses how the war bought nationwide social changes, especially for women, children and minorities. Groups also receive a 90-minute docent-led WWII Character Counts! museum tour.
Science of Flight (Grades 2-12) In a 45 minute museum and classroom experience, students learn about Newton’s Laws of Physics and Bernoulli’s Principle while discovering how an aircraft’s weight, thrust, lift, and drag all influence its ultimate design. Students use a functioning wind tunnel to analyze lift and drag, and a model turbojet engine to demonstrate thrust. Program personnel include working and retired aviation engineers. Groups also receive a 75-minute docent-led aviation related Character Counts! museum tour.