Women's History Minute: Flight

You know Amelia Earhart and Sally Ride, but few recall the contributions of Harriet Quimby, Bessie Coleman, Florence Lowe Barnes, and Jacqueline Cochran to the history of flight. A short video introduces viewers to these high-flying women.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign groups to investigate one of the women mentioned in the video
  • Use the video during April's Women's History Month or during a study of the history of flight
Classroom Considerations
  • The video would best serve as an introduction to the history of these women
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Includes links to a Breaking Barriers activity and a rocket building activity
Cons
  • None