Lesson Plan

First Controlled Powered Flight

The Wright brothers' camp on the Outer Banks with the flyer in 1903.
The Wright brother's camp.
Library of Congress


This lesson could be used in American history, social studies, and geography courses in units on technological and scientific advances at the turn of the 20th century, aviation history, or great inventors. It also could be used in a unit commemorating the anniversary of the Wright brothers' first flight on December 17, 1903.


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