Lesson Plans: Wright Brothers and Daily Life

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Grade Level: 2

Subject area: History

Time Required:
Preparation: 6-12 hours research on Wrights and gathering materials for the activity Activity: 1 class period

Ohio Standards Correlation:
Look at how individual actions have changed daily life in the United States.

Discuss the backgrounds of the Wright Brothers and their achievements. Conduct an activity on the Wright Brothers and how their achievements changed daily life.


Students will:

  1. Learn about the Wright Brothers and their achievements
  2. Learn how the Wright Brothers' inventions changed daily life

White paper, construction paper, markers, scissors, glue, crayons.

After a discussion of how the achievements of the Wright Brothers changed daily life in regards to transportation, ask the students to create pictures that illustrate how the Wright Brothers changed transportation. Have them briefly discuss their picture and what it represents.

Students should be evaluated based upon their participation in the exercise.

This subject can be carried over into art projects, such as creating paper airplanes or hot air balloons.

Special Collections and Archives, Wright State University, Wright Brothers Collection.

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