Collision Over the Canyon

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COLLISION OVER THE CANYON
An Arizona National History Day Project by Drew Devine and Vir Dolasa-Sahani

A Love Your Parks Tour Youth Success Story by Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, assigned by Bobbi DePorter, Co-founder of SuperCamp and President of Quantum Learning Network

 

Students Drew Devine and Vir Dolasa-Sahani discuss their project for this year, “Collision Over the Canyon”. Educator and ambassador Stacey Trepanier, along with parents Julie Devine and Navaz Dolasa, also join the discussion on Big Blend Radio.

Arizona National History Day is a program that makes history come alive for students and teachers by engaging them in the discovery of the historical, cultural, scientific, and social experiences of the past. This year, students Drew Devine and Vir Dolasa-Sahani decided to do their project on how the fatal 1956 mid-air collision over the Grand Canyon led to the establishment of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
 
An excerpt from Drew Devine and Vir’s multimedia web story and project, “Collision Over the Grand Canyon”:

…..The tragedy of the 1956 mid-air collision over the Grand Canyon resulted in the death of 128 people, leading to the establishment of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This triumphantly improved national standards in air traffic control decreasing the occurrence of fatal crashes. After the 1956 collision, aviation safety increased in the United States. Numerous air traffic control regulations were set, significantly improving air travel. The organization of Air Traffic Control prevented many crashes from occurring and continues to do so today….. 

Hear about the “Collision Over the Canyon” project and National History Day on the featured Big Blend Radio discussion with students Drew and Vir, educator and ambassador Stacey Trepanier, and parents Julie Devine and Navaz Dolasa. You can view Drew and Vir’s project at http://41235499.nhd.weebly.com/ and learn more about National History Day at http://www.nhdaz.org.

 

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