Lesson Plan

You Are There... First Flight

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Glide into the study of flight. An engaging instructional activity has scholars research information on the Wright brothers. They develop props and produce a recreation of the first flight at Kitty Hawk. They then report on the event as if they were actually there.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Develop a cross-curricular unit with the social studies and/or English departments
  • Invite a journalist to give a presentation
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils will need some way to look up information on the Wright brothers
  • Incorporates a variety of disciplines
  • Gives some related resources
  • Very little instruction in science/engineering concepts