Tuesday's Lesson Plan
Orville and Wilbur Wright were brothers who lived in North Carolina. They heard about a man in Germany that was making gliders. They thought that they could make a machine that would allow people to fly. After a lot of work and many tries, they built the first airplane. In Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17, 1903 they made their first flight. Today we have many different kinds of airplanes all because of Orville and Wilbur Wright's dream to fly.
Wednesday's Lesson Plan
The Wright brothers were not the only people interested in new methods of transportation. Henry Ford developed the automobile at this same time. Henry Ford grew up in Michigan. When he was 15, he built a steam engine! Even as an adult, Ford continued to be interested in movement and transportation. This interest led him to build his first car. A few years later in 1903 Henry Ford helped establish Ford Motor Company and its assembly line. Ford designed an assembly line system that produced cars quickly and efficiently. His hope was that this would make it possible for everyone to have a car. Ford Motor Company is still making cars and trucks today
Thursday's Lesson Plan
The beginning of the twentieth century saw an incredible amount of new technology. The Wright Brothers and Robert Goddard were intensely interested in flying while Maria Montessori was revolutionizing education.
Friday's Lesson Plan
Another technological innovation of the early twentieth century was the movie. The movie developed from photography. It was discovered that these photos could be joined together to make a film. These first movies were just pictures strung together with no sound. As technology progressed movies became more narrative and began incorporating sound.