Charles Lindbergh Lesson Plan

Instructor: John Hamilton

John has tutored algebra and SAT Prep and has a B.A. degree with a major in psychology and a minor in mathematics from Christopher Newport University.

Educate your students about Charles Lindbergh with this lesson plan. Your students will study a text lesson, take a relevant follow-up quiz, and participate in three activities to reinforce main concepts they have learned.

Learning Objectives

After studying this lesson, your students should be able to:

  • Detail how Lindbergh got started as a pilot and the obstacles he overcame
  • Explain the two separate reasons Lindbergh was in the headlines
  • Expound on why the public was so emotionally connected to him


1 - 1.5 Hours


Curriculum Standards


Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.


Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.


Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

Key Vocabulary

  • Airmail pilot
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Betty Gow
  • Bruno Hauptmann
  • Federal Kidnapping Act
  • First solo flight
  • Orteig Prize
  • Spirit of St. Louis
  • Wing-walker

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