The Wright Brothers Primary and Secondary Source Lesson Plan for Grade 5

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The Wright Brothers Primary and Secondary Source Lesson Plan for Grade 5

  1. 1. The Wright BrothersandHow They Changed the World
  2. 2. Who Were the Wright Brothers?A Quick Preview:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT2dQB_OgFE
  3. 3. What is the significance of this videofootage?How and why did the actions in thisvideo footage change the world?
  4. 4. Primary Sources are:Sources that reflect the viewpoint ofan actual participant or observer ofan eventSecondary sources are: Sources thatanalyze and/or interpret a historicalevent.
  5. 5. What Two Jobs Were Held by theWright Brothers in Their Early Years?http://www.wright-brothers.org/History_Wing/Wright_Story/Career_Choices/Career_Choices_Intro.htm
  6. 6. Go to:http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/wrighthtml/wrighttime2.html and create anelectronic timeline using www.tiki-toki.com, depicting the top-tensignificant milestones for thattimespan.
  7. 7. View This Telegram and Interpretits Contents Using the Class Wiki:http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/flight/pdf/telegram.pdf
  8. 8. Students in their groupsvisit www.dictionary.comand define vocabularywords. Write thedefinitions in yourjournal.o Aeronauticso Ruddero Propulsiono Telegramo Patento Rivalso Despondento Momentouso Apprenticeshipo Endeavorso Bustlingo Wind tunnelo Axeso Warped
  9. 9. What is a patent, and what difficulties did the Wright Brothers have withthe patent that they were granted? Use the class wiki to address thisquestion
  10. 10. CA Content Standards:K-5.CST.2. Students correctly apply terms related to time, including past, present, future, decade, century, and generationK-5.CST.3. Students explain how the present is connected to the past, identifying both similarities and differences between thetwo, and how some things change over time and some things stay the same.K-5.REPV.1. Students differentiate between primary and secondary sources.K-5.REPV.2. Students pose relevant questions about events they encounter in historical documents, eyewitness accounts, oralhistories, letters, diaries, artifacts, photographs, maps, artworks, and architecture.K-5.HI.1. Students summarize the key events of the era they are studying and explain the historical contexts of those events.K-5.HI.3. Students identify and interpret the multiple causes and effects of historical events.K-5.HI.4. Students conduct cost-benefit analyses of historical and current events.NETS Standard:Research and Information FluencyStudents apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:a. Plan strategies to guide inquiry.b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources andmedia.c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.d. Process data and report results.

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