Everything you need to understand or teach The Wright Brothers by Russell Freedman.
The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane by Russell Freedman is a young adult book written about the Wright brothers and their quest for inventing and perfecting the world's first flying machine. Freedman is a noted biographer with more than 50 titles to his credit. Unlike many biographers, Freedman manages to interject personal stories and correspondence along with many photographs while not losing the thread of the story. Freedman paints the Wright brothers as genius inventors and heroes yet they are also portrayed as real people.
The book begins Chapter One with the following quote:
"No one had ever seen what Amos Root saw on that September afternoon in 1904."
Chap. 1, p. 1
Amos Root had driven to Huffman Prairie on the outskirts of Dayton, Ohio to witness the Wright brothers in flight. What Root saw was Wilbur's first turn in the sky.
The book tells the life stories of...
The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane Lesson Plans contain 109 pages of teaching material, including: