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Wright Brothers Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde
Use this lesson plan to teach students about the Wright brothers. Students will read our text lesson to learn about the Wright brothers' contribution to aviation before applying concepts to a fun activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • explain the Wright brothers' impact and contribution to aviation
  • discuss the Wright brothers' lives and inventions

Length

1 - 1.5 hours

Materials

Key Vocabulary

  • Wright brothers
  • Kitty Hawk
  • Wright Flyer
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • World War I

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.1

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

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.3

Identify key steps in a text's description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.4

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

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

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