Students research the Wright Brothers historic first flight and design a travel poster asking for volunteers to participate. Write a newspaper account of the first flight and include how the local people may have felt about the Wright Brothers.
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African American Pioneers in Aviation
Bessie Coleman. William Powell. Willa Brown. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. While these names may not be familiar to many Americans, they are African American pioneers in aviation history. Class members have an opportunity to research the...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
10 Great Places to Savor the Wild Blue Yonder
Students discuss developments in aviation. In this reading comprehension lesson, students read an article that discusses ten aviation museums and developments in civil and military aviation. Students find relationships between pictures...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
Black Wings: African American Pioneer Aviators: Grades 3-5
Young scholars explore the topic of African American aviation. In this African American aviation lesson, students examine primary and secondary sources that enable them to discover challenges faced by African American aviators and...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Celebrating 100 Years of Flight
Students practice reading comprehension, note taking and writing skills. In this literacy and writing instructional activity, students read about the invention of airplanes, women pilots and the space race before writing their own news...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History