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Author(s)

Frank G. Mitchell

Volume

3

Issue

4

Publisher

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Abstract

Eleven teachers from eight different states were chosen as 1991 winners of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) annual Award for Excellence in Aviation Education. The award honors grade school and high school teachers who bring general aviation into the classroom, either as a specific topic of discussion or as a teaching tool. Most of the winning projects included activities spread over an entire semester or school year. From each winning entry, two or three of the most original or vivid ideas were selected for this article. Enough detail was included so that another teacher can take the ideas and develop his or her own teaching activity. Another intent of this article is to show that aviation-related themes work for all ages and kinds of learners. A summary of the award winners follows.

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