Maybe you have a child that loves airplanes and wants to learn more about the history of flight? There are lots of resources available to accompany a history study, or to create your own unit study on aviation history.
Aviation is a fascinating thing. It is especially neat to think about the men and women that had a desire in their heart to learn how to fly.
The desire to fly dates back as far as Leonardo Davinci and his famous flying machine. It wasn’t successful, but it paved the way for others to begin to dream and think about how they could actually fly one day.
Who would’ve imagine that now we can fly hundreds of people at one time across the world. Progress is a wonderful, and scary thing!
Children love learning about flight. From the smallest baby and toddler that would scream airplane when they saw one flying across the sky, to an older child wondering the mechanics of how the plane actually works and is able to fly. Flight is a fascinating thing.
We have done lots of studies, and research about flight and aviators that I thought it would be nice to put them all in one place for you to study with your children.
With anything homeschool related, you can go down a rabbit hole of research. You can study the history of flight, famous aviators, or different types of planes. You can even study about transportation and learn about airplanes with your younger students while the older ones are learning about the history of them.
FREE Printables and Unit Studies:
Aviators and Pilots:
There are many famous aviators to learn about, I have listed the ones that we have done a lot of research on. These come up quite often in the history books and are easy to find printables and resources about.
Other famous pilots that you and your children may want to research are: Charles Lindburgh, Bessie Coleman, and Howard Hughes.
You can read more about these famous aviators in this round-up: Learning About Famous Aviators and Astronauts FREE Worksheets and Unit Studies.
Wilbur and Orville Wright were inventors and pioneers in aviation. These brothers built and flew the very first airplane in history. Find out more about them with these Unit Studies and FREE Printables on the Wright Brothers.
Amelia Earhart was an aviation pioneer. She was the first female pilot to ever fly solo across the Atlantic ocean. She created history because she was the first female and also because she disappeared while attempting to fly across the world!
Find out more about her life with these Amelia Earhart Unit Studies and FREE Printables.
Resources to Teach Kids About the History of Flight – you will learn some fun and random facts about the history of flight, as well as lots of free printables and resources.
Help students learn about 24 famous airplanes with this FREE Famous Airplanes Notebooking Research Journal. Your children will research historic airplanes and record information about different types of planes in their own notebook.
Websites for further research:
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is an amazing museum that is free to visit. If you are not anywhere near there, the website is pretty amazing too. It is full of videos, photographs, articles and educator resources.
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!