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American Battle Monuments Commission Interactives

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A collection of 14 resources celebrate the men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces overseas during World War I and World War II. Young historians use Interactive timelines to follow events as they unfolded and maps to track...
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EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 2b, Unit 3: Researching Inventions That Changed People’s Lives and Teaching through Graphic Novels

For Teachers 5th Standards
Seventeen lessons in Unit 3 of Module 2B have class members crafting a graphic novel about Philo Farnsworth, the inventor of television. They begin with a storyboard, then add text and images, a glossary of key words, table of contents,...
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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 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: 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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Patent Analysis: Wright Brothers' Flying Machine

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
New ReviewIdeas take flight in an exciting activity exploring the Wright Brothers. Scholars view the Wright Brothers' patent for their flying machine and makes educated guesses as to the purpose of the document. Scholars discuss the purpose 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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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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Happy 100th Birthday Airplane

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars research the Wright Brothers and their plane. In 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 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...
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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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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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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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The Wright Brothers

For Students 4th - 6th
In this online interactive Wright brothers worksheet, students respond to 8 fill in the blank and multiple choice questions regarding the information included in the provided paragraphs.
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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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Celebrating 100 Years of Flight

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research the history of flight from the past 100 years. In this flight lesson, students read articles about the Wright Brothers, Amelia Earhart, and Space Shuttle astronauts. They pretend to be a newspaper reporter and do a...
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Mankind's Fascination With Flight

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Learners read various novels and articles about the contributions of the Wright Brothers. Individually, they are tested on their comprehension of the material and discuss. In groups, they research the role of the people in their life...
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Wright Brothers National Memorial

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students describe the challenges faced by the Wright brothers during their flight experiments and how they overcame them to achieve controlled powered flight on December 17, 1903.
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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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Flying High in Ohio

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Her is a lesson using the Ohio State Quarter. Pupils utilize beautifully-designed worksheets embedded in the plan, to study about the origins of aviation. Many of the pioneers of aviation were born in Ohio. They compare some of the...
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Flight: 100 Years of Aviation

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A 12-lesson unit traces the development of aviation from the Wright brothers flight at Kitty Hawk to Amelia Earhart's around the world journey, to Mercury 13.

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