Aviation: Wright Brothers
These sites are about the Wright Brothers and their early airplanes. Includes biographies on Wilbur and Orville that tell about their family and careers. Discover what inspired them to build planes. Contains historical photographs, movies, diaries, interviews, and simulations. There are links to eThemes Resources on Transportation: Aircraft, Aviation: Military Aircraft, and Aviation: Activities for Junior and High School Students.
Henry Ford Museum: The Wright Brothers
This site for younger children tells about the Wright Brothers. Read about their childhood, cycle shop, and their first flight. Includes a chronological listing of the important dates in their personal history.
Wright 1903 Flyer
Read about the Wright 1903 Flyer. It is one of the milestones of flight because it was the plane from the first successful plane ride. Includes a photograph of the flight.
Wright Brothers National Memorial
View the park where the first flight happened in 1903. Click on "Learn More about the History of the Park" for more information on the park and its history.
American Experience: The Wright Stuff
These interviews share what the community thought of the Wright Brothers. Includes a QuickTime movie clip from a silent movie reproduction of the first flight.
People and Discoveries
Read about the educational and career paths of the Wright Brothers who were eleted to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans.
Flights of Inspiration - First Flight
Read about the story regarding the efforts and influences of the Wright Brothers. Includes photographs and a diagram.
Wright Aeronautical Engineering Collection
This page has historical documents such as photographs, drawings, and three-dimensional objects related to the Wright Brothers. Click on "The Wright 1911 Model B Flyer" for film clips of the historic plane in flight. Scroll down to "Diagram of the Flyer" and roll your mouse over the diagram to see the parts labeled.
Wright Brothers: Lesson Plans
This page has links to cross-curriculum lesson plans related to Wright Brothers for various grade levels.
eThemes Resource: Aviation: Military Aircraft
These sites are about military aviation. Most sites are media-rich and include images and videos of different aircraft. There are links to eThemes resources on Transportation: Aircraft, Aviation: Activities for Junior and High School Students, and Aviation: Wright Brothers.
eThemes Resource: Transportation: Aircraft
These sites are about the history of aviation. Includes photographs of different types of aircraft, principles and concepts of flight and plane construction, women in aviation, and how to construct paper airplanes.
eThemes resource: Aviation: Activities for Junior and High School Students
These sites have classroom activity ideas and unit plans about aviation. Learn how aircraft fly and try to solve word problems and other mathematical equations relating to aviation. Includes links to eThemes resources on Transportation: Aircraft, Aviation: Military Aircraft, and Aviation: Wright Brothers.