Students will learn about the lives and accomplishments of the Wright brothers, and how they changed the world of aviation.
- The Wright Brothers by Janet Dorfman (book) Get a copy
- Quiz (to be administered after reading the book)
Introduction (10 minutes)
Begin by asking students if they have ever heard of the Wright brothers.
Briefly discuss what students already know about the Wright brothers and their contributions to aviation.
Explain that we will be reading a book about the Wright brothers and learning more about their lives and accomplishments.
Reading (45 minutes)
Distribute copies of The Wright Brothers by Janet Dorfman to each student.
Instruct students to read the book silently, taking notes as they read.
Encourage students to underline or highlight important information or quotes from the book.
Allow students to work at their own pace, but set a goal for them to finish reading the book within 45 minutes.
(Optionally, you could split this lesson into two days and the following day start with a discussion)
Discussion (20 minutes)
Lead a class discussion on the book, asking students to share their notes and what they learned about the Wright brothers.
Ask questions such as:
What obstacles did the Wright brothers face in their pursuit of flight?
How did the Wright brothers approach problem-solving and experimentation?
What impact did the Wright brothers’ accomplishments have on aviation and the world?
Encourage students to ask questions and engage in conversation with their classmates.
Quiz (25 minutes)
Distribute the quiz to each student and allow them to work independently.
The quiz should include questions that assess students’ comprehension of the book, as well as their ability to think critically about the Wright brothers’ accomplishments and impact on the world.
Collect the quizzes at the end of the allotted time.
Conclusion (10 minutes)
Wrap up the lesson by asking students to share one thing they learned about the Wright brothers that they found interesting or inspiring.
Emphasize the importance of perseverance, problem-solving, and experimentation in achieving success.
Encourage students to think about how they can apply these values in their own lives.
Students will be assessed based on their participation in the class discussion, completion of the quiz, and their ability to demonstrate an understanding of the Wright brothers’ lives and accomplishments.
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