We love doing unit studies on fun and interesting historical figures and subjects.
There are so many wonderful resources available about the Wright Brothers. There are lots of printables, and activities about the Wright Brothers and the invention of flight that would make for a great unit study.
The Wright BrothersFluency Building Practice Pages
The Wright Brothers Non Fiction Passage and Crossword Puzzle
The Wright Brothers Independent Reading Activity PagesThe Wright Brothers Flyer Worksheet
The Wright Brothers Worksheet
Wright Flyer Coloring Page
The Wright Brothers Airplane Coloring Page
First Flight at Kitty Hawk Coloring Page
Bicycles to Airplanes Worksheet
Sail or Soar Worksheet
Unit Studies and Websites:
Did you know that the Wright Brothers invented the bicycle? They even used their bicycle business to fund their new airplane business. Find out all about it in this interesting unit study called Want a Ride? A History of the Bicycle.
The Wright Brothers Teacher Guide: This free Lesson Plan for Kids Discover Wright Brothers will help you teach kids all about how this incredible duo built and flew the first real airplane, and the trials and tribulations they endured en route.
The Teacher’s Guide Aviation Lessons has an entire page full of lesson plans and ideas to teach about aviation. There are workbooks on The Wright Brothers, the history of flight, Powerpoint presentations and more.
Meet the Wright Brothers: A 100 Years of Flight Activity – This reading activity recounts the incredible story of Orville and Wilbur Wright, from high school dropouts to the pioneers of flight.
Pilot the Wright Brothers’ Flyer with NOVA – Explore the Wright brothers’ first plane and discover how they steered it on this interactive site.
Books about The Wright Brothers:
Here are some great full length videos to watch from Dr. Owl’s Classroom on Daily Motion.
The Wright Brothers Biography Video– there is also a link to a free activity book.
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