Aida de Acosta did something really amazing in 1903. She became the very first woman to fly a powered aircraft all by herself. In fact, Aida, piloted the dirigible six months before the Wright Brothers would make their historic flight. Even more amazing, she kept what she had done a secret for almost thirty years!
The reading passage includes Did You Know? fun facts, comprehension questions and a teacher page with extension activities.
Great for Women's History Month, during a unit on aviation or as a Friday activity.
COULD YOU KEEP SUCH AN AMAZING SECRET FOR 29 YEARS?
Other resources on Aviation:
Use this informative Reader's Theater Script to learn about Bessie Coleman. Bessie was the first African American female pilot in the U.S. A. AND the first AMERICAN to receive an international pilot's license! Great for Black History Month in February or Women's History Month in March. Comprehension questions/extension activities, key. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series.Bessie Coleman, A Reader's Theater Script
2. Did you know that people actually thought that the airplane would have no real purpose? Less than 10 people showed up for the Wright Brothers attempt to make history.Using this webquest students will learn about the Wright Brothers and their first flight. Extension activities,additional links and key. Skills include:reading for information and using research/computer skills.
Wright Brothers and the Airplane: A Webquest
Need a quick fun Friday(or day before a vacation activity)? Try this fun and information play based on the Mark Goodson Production To Tell the Truth Game Show. To Tell the Truth was a popular television show which has returned with host Anthony Anderson(of Blackish). Three guests all claim to be the real guest being interviewed by a panel. The real guest must tell the truth where the other imposters do not have to do so. Kids must be "truth detectives" to determine just who is the REAL Amelia Earhart. Students in grades 4-9 will have fun acting out their parts and learning some interesting facts about Amelia Earhart. Comprehension questions, discussion questions and extension activities and links are also listed. Amelia Earhart, A Reader's Theater Script
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