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
Black Wings: African American Pioneer Aviators: Grades 3-5
Students 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 identify...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Black Wings: African American Pioneer Aviators
Students investigate African American pioneer aviators. In this aviation lesson, students read the biographies of William J Powell, Alfred Anderson, and Benjamin Davis. Students create a mock diary of one of the African-American aviators.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History