Sunday, February 16, 2014

Wright Brothers' Flight Footage


The Wright Brothers first flew in 1903, but above is some great footage of them flying five years later in 1908.

This is a great overview from PBS of why the brothers were successful when others were not.

For those of you, like me, who enjoy teaching from primary documents, here are a number of short documents on the amazing achievement of first flight. 

2 comments:

Mr. Austin said...

Ken thanks so much I am always getting ideas for my teachings from your blog. Please keep them coming.

Scott Austin 28 years of teaching social studies/US History

historyarchive said...

My son used this footage when he made a middle school presentation after reading a Wright Brothers biography. It's fun to watch an important moment in history happen.