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The Wright Brothers on Hollywood Squares

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students test their knowledge of the Wright brothers by playing "Hollywood Squares." They read (or listen) with comprehension. Students follow the rules as they actively participate in a game to test their reading (or listening)...
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The Wright Brothers

For Teachers 2nd
A five-day resource unit developed around the Wright Brothers is outlined in this 39-slide PowerPoint. Content, vocabulary, objectives, many activities, and evaluation ideas are provided in this in-depth lesson plan that should last...
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The Wright Brothers: Heroes of Ohio

For Teachers 3rd
Although a lesson plan for use by a teacher, this resource could be used in the classroom to guide a discussion about the book Heroes of Ohio by Rick Sowash. The book, about the Wright Brothers, provides the basis for a discussion of...
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The Wright Brothers

For Teachers 1st
A fabulous PowerPoint for anyone who is looking to enlighten their pupils about the early days of aviation, and/or the Wright brothers. The presentation is packed full of great photos, information, websites, books, and activities which...
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Wright Brothers Didn't Invent Flight

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
If you thought the Wright brothers invented flight, you'd be wrong. Scholars learn how Otto Lilienthal used gliders to simulate flight before the Wright brothers. The Real Engineering video then explains how the Wright brothers perfected...
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Wright Brothers Timeline

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students research the events that were important in the Wright brothers' lives. They develop an accurate timeline of those events and discover why the Wright brothers are important in history.
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Celebrating 100 Years of Flight

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Participate in the 100th anniversary of the first flight. In groups, learners use the internet to research the roles the Wright Brothers and Amelia Earhart played in promoting the use of flight. They use the information to write and...
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Stories of the Wrights' Flights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine primary sources to understand the work of Wright Brothers. In this aviation history lesson, students study how primary documents and images are analyzed and write essays about the signifcance of primary soures in the...
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"Wright-ing" Biographies for Young Readers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research the life of the Wright brothers or another famous person, write a draft biography, peer edit, make edits, and share the final biography with a younger reader. Lesson can be adapted for younger and older learners.
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Happy 100th Birthday Airplane

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students research the Wright Brothers and their plane. For this airplane history lesson, students use a hotlist of sites to research and create an airplane. A question is provided for each site.
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The "Wright" Puzzle

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
A crossword puzzle based on the lives of the Wright brothers. Students research on their own or in small groups several brief biographies of the Wright brothers.They complete a crossword puzzle based on their reading.
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The Physics of Flight

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Three activities allow young flight engineers to understand the 4 principles of flight (weight, lift, thrust, and drag), to construct a glider, and to create a propeller. Multicultural history and literature are integrated by reading...
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You Are There... First Flight

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Glide into the study of flight. An engaging lesson 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...
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Letters of Wilbur Wright

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
What made the Wright brothers succeed? That's the questions middle schoolers ponder as they read a series of letters Wilbur Wright wrote about his experiments into sustained flight.
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A Life Without Flight

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore impact of Ohio's aviation pioneers on life in America, discuss what life today would be like without people like the Wright Brothers, John Glenn, and Neil Armstrong, and brainstorm and research list of items that space...
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The Wright Brothers and Bernoulli's Principle

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore Bernoulli's Principle to airplane design.  In this physic lesson plan, 8th graders explore and analyze primary source images of various examples of flight by grouping images by similarities. They explore how...
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The Incorporation of America

For Teachers 10th - 12th
The incorporation and industrialization of America is covered in this image-rich slide show. While text is limited, there is no shortage of great images showing the progression and causes of American Industrialization. Perfect...
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Ohio Inventors

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study the inventors and their inventions that came from the state of Ohio. In this Ohio history lesson, 5th graders study the inventors and inventions from Ohio. Students learn about the Wright Brothers, Thomas Kettering,...
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Jeopardy: History of Flight - The Wrights Got it Right

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students investigate the work of the Wright brothers. In this aviation history lesson, students watch "Kitty Hawk: The Wright Brothers' Journey of Invention," examine photographs and documents highlighting accomplishments of the men,...
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Airplane Anatomy- Technology

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore the anatomy of an airplane. For this aviation history lesson, students read literature about the Wright brothers and then visit selected websites to examine images and watch video clips of the first flight. Student then...
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Centennial of Flight

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In these history of flight worksheets, students read information about the Wright Brothers and their first flight. Students answer 6 questions about the passage. Students then answer 8 multiple choice questions about the cover story.
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Make a Model of a Wright Flyer

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students recreate a model of the 1903 Wright Flyer out of Styrofoam. Students practice following instructions, and discover information about the Wright brothers' engine-powered glider.
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Early Flight Jeopardy

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore aviation history. In this historical perspectives lesson, 8th graders play a game that requires them to recall facts about the history and physics of flight with primary sources available from the...
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Comprehension Assessment: The Wright Brothers

For Students 4th - 5th
In this reading comprehension assessment worksheet, students read a passage about the Wright brothers. They answer 5 multiple choice questions that show their understanding of the selection.

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