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XyZspineZyX
10-01-2003, 05:20 PM
I recently started teaching Aviation Education 101 classes at my school. It is more of a club, because we meet a Study Hall, but I am still teaching about aircraft. I opened it for people of all knowledge levels. I am deeply saddened that the four people who signed up to take the class knew nothing of Pearl Harbor, know nothing of Wilbur and Orville Wright, and haven't the slightest Idea what the hell the English Channel had to do with the Battle of Britain. They are learning well though. It is preferable to a smartass who thinks they know all when instead they know very little. I've been assigning projects. How does this one sound.

Plane Project:

Pick a plane, any plane that exists now or is in development that specifications can be found for (so the F22 and JSF, classified specs, etc... are not acceptable)and expand on your attraction to that specific plane. What made it an attention grabber. What special qualities does it have. What do pilots say about it? What company built it? Etc....

You guys get the point. Anyway. I need a way to make my school understand the consequences of wars. After the first death in the Iraq war that was a few months ago, the sentiment changed from yes, to pull out!! I was enraged! How do you suppose I do this without straying off of the topic of aviation?

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XyZspineZyX
10-01-2003, 05:20 PM
I recently started teaching Aviation Education 101 classes at my school. It is more of a club, because we meet a Study Hall, but I am still teaching about aircraft. I opened it for people of all knowledge levels. I am deeply saddened that the four people who signed up to take the class knew nothing of Pearl Harbor, know nothing of Wilbur and Orville Wright, and haven't the slightest Idea what the hell the English Channel had to do with the Battle of Britain. They are learning well though. It is preferable to a smartass who thinks they know all when instead they know very little. I've been assigning projects. How does this one sound.

Plane Project:

Pick a plane, any plane that exists now or is in development that specifications can be found for (so the F22 and JSF, classified specs, etc... are not acceptable)and expand on your attraction to that specific plane. What made it an attention grabber. What special qualities does it have. What do pilots say about it? What company built it? Etc....

You guys get the point. Anyway. I need a way to make my school understand the consequences of wars. After the first death in the Iraq war that was a few months ago, the sentiment changed from yes, to pull out!! I was enraged! How do you suppose I do this without straying off of the topic of aviation?

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XyZspineZyX
10-01-2003, 05:51 PM
Sounds like a perfectly good project to me.

Are you covering aviation generally, or just military aviation?

As far as facing up to the consequences of wars goes, some time thinking about strategic bombing in the Second World War - I'm thinking particularly of Britain's use of area bombing in Germany, and America's use of the atomic bomb in Japan - poses some tough but important ethical questions, and if you spend any time thinking about the experience of the civilians on the ground, de-romanticises war pretty damn quick.

'Bomber Command' by Max Hastings is a book that does this successfully. Although he broadly supports the Allied bombing campaign, he does not flinch from weighing carefully moral objections to it, and his chapter describing one night in an ordinary small German town under Allied bombs is harrowing and unforgettable.



Boosher-PBNA wrote:
- I recently started teaching Aviation Education 101
- classes at my school. It is more of a club, because
- we meet a Study Hall, but I am still teaching about
- aircraft. I opened it for people of all knowledge
- levels. I am deeply saddened that the four people
- who signed up to take the class knew nothing of
- Pearl Harbor, know nothing of Wilbur and Orville
- Wright, and haven't the slightest Idea what the hell
- the English Channel had to do with the Battle of
- Britain. They are learning well though. It is
- preferable to a smartass who thinks they know all
- when instead they know very little. I've been
- assigning projects. How does this one sound.
-
- Plane Project:
-
- Pick a plane, any plane that exists now or is in
- development that specifications can be found for (so
- the F22 and JSF, classified specs, etc... are not
- acceptable)and expand on your attraction to that
- specific plane. What made it an attention grabber.
- What special qualities does it have. What do pilots
- say about it? What company built it? Etc....
-
- You guys get the point. Anyway. I need a way to make
- my school understand the consequences of wars. After
- the first death in the Iraq war that was a few
- months ago, the sentiment changed from yes, to pull
- out!! I was enraged! How do you suppose I do this
- without straying off of the topic of aviation?
-
- Boosher-PBNA
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XyZspineZyX
10-01-2003, 06:49 PM
recently started teaching Aviation Education 101

Bernolli's Priciple, might be a good way to start. Who cares what plane is if they don't what it dose.....?

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XyZspineZyX
10-01-2003, 08:17 PM
I thought it would be good. It can be any plane as long as it's been through development and isn't something that they saw in a fantasy game. Modern planes still in development aren't good because there are no specs for them. I want them to expand on the project and produce information on the planes, hopefully even cockpit info. If one of them is a good 3d modeler, I have CFS2, and maybe they can see what it's like to fly it. It is a basic project which we shall expand on.


Not to mention I'm a sophomore in High School and I'm teaching Juniors and Seniors

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Message Edited on 10/01/0303:18PM by Boosher-PBNA

XyZspineZyX
10-01-2003, 08:23 PM
mikeyg007 wrote:
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- As far as facing up to the consequences of wars
- goes, some time thinking about strategic bombing in
- the Second World War - I'm thinking particularly of
- Britain's use of area bombing in Germany, and
- America's use of the atomic bomb in Japan - poses
- some tough but important ethical questions, and if
- you spend any time thinking about the experience of
- the civilians on the ground, de-romanticises war
- pretty damn quick.
-
- 'Bomber Command' by Max Hastings is a book that does
- this successfully. Although he broadly supports the
- Allied bombing campaign, he does not flinch from
- weighing carefully moral objections to it, and his
- chapter describing one night in an ordinary small
- German town under Allied bombs is harrowing and
- unforgettable.
-
All of the Airforces carried out Area bombing in world war 2 not just the British, precision bombing was a myth even by daylight bombers. I feel a historical debate coming on!..

XyZspineZyX
10-02-2003, 12:13 AM
bump


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XyZspineZyX
10-02-2003, 02:29 AM
Boosher-PBNA wrote:
- Not to mention I'm a sophomore in High School and
- I'm teaching Juniors and Seniors

Amazing, totally amazing. Juniors and Seniors in High School who don't know about Pearl Harbor and the Wright Brothers?

At this rate America will be lucky to survive this century. How can a person spend 11-12 years in school and not learn some BASIC Amercian history?

History repeats itself because we never learn from history.


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XyZspineZyX
10-02-2003, 02:37 AM
Need I mention the "Bay of Pigs" , anybody know what that was all about? They probably don't. How about President Ford, who tried to kill him and why didn't it happen? Anybody know? And as well how about Link Heyes? Oh ya he was from the Mod Squad, I'm too old for you guys, you probably don't even know that show. What's wrong with the youth today is they have a problem with having something called knowledge, you know reading and stuff, maybe a little history, didn't know about Pearl Harbour, give me a break.

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