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Robert Burleigh's book Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh, about the historic trans-Atlantic solo flight in 1927, is the basis for vocabulary work here. Young readers use a word bank with six terms from the story. First they fill in the blanks in four sentences. Next comes a crossword puzzle using all six of the words. The last assignment is to write an advertisement announcing a new airline.
Students consider the role of the United States in World War II. In this World War II lesson plan, students examine 4 political cartoons by Dr. Seuss that feature isolationist and interventionist views on the war. Students complete the provided cartoon analysis worksheet.
Eleventh graders research and examine the significant individuals of the 1920s and their impact on American society. They identify characteristics of people who make a difference, and in pairs conduct research on two people with differing points of view from the 1920s. Each pair presents a dialogue performed as the two people researched.
Students research to find the location of the flight of Charles Lindbergh, and interpret its significance. They identify and analyze the changes in aeronautic technology since 1927. The lesson lists several discussion questions that can be used to provide interest or focus to the student research.