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Stories of the Wrights' Flight

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Language Arts And English +2 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

This issue of Smithsonian in Your Classroom brings historiography to bear on the history of aviation. Students compare firsthand accounts of the Wright brothers' first flights on December 17, 1903, with secondary sources, including a newspaper story that appeared the next day. Included is a graphic organizer.

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