Curriculum Wright Again


Calendar - Wright Again Educational Materials by Date
Curriculum
The Wright Again project follows the development of the first powered aircraft from the time Wilbur and Orville Wright are young boys in 1878 through December 17, 1903—the date of the first flight. This page is a list of all of the educational materials developed for the Wright Again project by date. All of the Wright Again project content adheres to National Science Standards. New materials will be added right up through December, 2003.

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Pre-1899 Educational Content
The Toy Helicopter - 1878
Selling Kites - About 1880
Otto Lilienthal's Gliders - 1896
Studying Bird Flight - 1896
1899 Educational Content
Ornithology - Spring 1899
The Smithsonian - Part I - May 30, 1899
The Smithsonian Letter - Part II - May 30, 1899
Wilbur Writes to the Secretary, Smithsonian Institution - June 14, 1899
Orville Wright on the Wright Experiments of 1899 - Part I
The Early Pioneers
Orville Wright on the Wright Experiments of 1899 - Part II
Lateral Equilibrium
Wilbur Writes To The U.S. Weather Bureau - November 27, 1899
Wilbur Writes To The Chief of the U.S. Weather Bureau - December 9, 1899
1900 Educational Content
Wilbur Wright writes to Octave Chanute - May 13, 1900
Chanute Writes To Wilbur - May 17, 1900
Preparing For Kitty Hawk
Material Selection - Summer, 1900
Wilbur Recalls His Trip To Kitty Hawk - September 13, 1900
Orville Describes The Glider Testing To His Sister, Katharine - October 14, 1900
Wilbur's Notebook September - October, 1900
Wind Forces - October, 18, 1900
Summarizing The 1900 Experiments December, 1900
1901 Educational Content
Anemometers - March 19, 1901
Preparing for the 1901 Experiments - May 12, 1901
Chanute's Visit - June 26, 1901
Angle of Incidence - July, 1901
The Horizontal Position During Gliding Flight - July, 1901
Varying Curvature - July, 1901
A Light Weight Motor? - July 3, 1901
The Altimeter - July 4, 1901
No Better Motor Than Gravity - July 6, 1901
Wilbur and Orville Leave For Kitty Hawk - July 7, 1901
New Directions And Lacrosse Sticks - July 9, 1901
The Workshop at Kill Devil Hills - July 18, 1901
Huffaker's Diary - July 23, 1901
Adding A Rudder - July 25, 1901
The "Elements" At Kill Devil Hills - July 26, 1901
First Tests On The 1901 Glider - Saturday, July 27, 1901
Camp Life At Kill Devil Hills - Sunday, July 28, 1901
Less Lift, Less Control - Monday, July 29, 1901
Kite Test - Tuesday, July 30, 1901
The Upper Surface Is Modified - Wednesday, July 31, 1901
Remodelling - Friday, August 2, 1901
Chaute Arrives - Sunday, August 4, 1901
Reducing Drag - Wednesday, August 7, 1901
Oops, An Accident - Friday, August 9, 1901
The Grocery Store - Tuesday, August 13, 1901
Testing The 1901 Glider - Wednesday, August 14, 1901
Testing The 1901 Glider - Thursday, August 15, 1901
Testing The 1901 Glider - Friday, August 16, 1901
Curvature Of Wing - Saturday, August 17, 1901
Chanute's Suggestions - Monday, August 19, 1901
The Wright's Leave Kitty Hawk - Tuesday, August 20, 1901
Turning The 1901 Glider - Thursday, August 22, 1901
1902 Educational Content
Chanute Will Visit - May 5, 1902
Flying Machine Drawings - May 13, 1902
Church Business - May 16, 1902
Mr. Herring Needs A Job - May 27, 1902
The Busy Season In The Bicycle Shop - May 29, 1902
No Money To Be Made In Flying - May 30, 1902
The Generous Offer - June 2, 1902
Ivonette Wright - Sunday, June 29, 1902
Chanute's Visit - Wednesday, July 2, 1902
Testing Chanute's Machine's Visit - Wednesday, July 9, 1902
Heaters, Refrigerators and Church Business - Thursday, July 17, 1902
Planning for Kitty Hawk - Sunday, July 27, 1902
The Oscillating Wing Machine - Tuesday, July 29, 1902
Lamson's Glider and The Parachute Area of A Wing - Thursday, July 31, 1902
$234 and More Church Business - Saturday, August 9, 1902
Ready for Kitty Hawk - Thursday, August 14, 1902
Vacationing in Kitty Hawk? - Wednesday, August 20, 1902
On Their Way to Kitty Hawk - Monday, August 25, 1902
Their Lucky Day - Tuesday, August 26, 1902
Sleeping On Deck - Wednesday, August 27, 1902
And Onto Kill Devil Hills - Thursday, August 28, 1902
Setting Up Camp .... The Cleanup Begins - Friday, August 29, 1902
Setting Up Camp ... All The Comforts Of Home - Saturday, August 30, 1902
Kill Devil Lifesaving Station - Sunday, August 31, 1902
Raising The Building - Monday, September 1, 1902
Directions To Kill Devil Hills - Tuesday, September 2, 1902
Measuring Big Hill - Wednesday, September 3, 1902
Getting The Roof On - Thursday, September 4, 1902
A Buzzard on Big Hill - Friday, September 5, 1902
The Eagle Over Big Hill - Saturday, September 6, 1902
A Day Of Rest - Sunday, September 7, 1902
Finally! Working On the 1902 Glider - Monday, September 8, 1902
Constructing The 1902 Glider - Tuesday, September 9, 1902
Testing the Upper Surface - Wednesday, September 10, 1902
Building The Lower Surface - Thursday, September 11, 1902
Aerodynamics Of A Stall - Friday, September 12, 1902
A Storm From The Southwest - Saturday, September 13, 1902
High Winds - Sunday, September 14, 1902
Scavenging Parts - Monday, September 15, 1902
George Spratt - Tuesday, September 16, 1902
White River Conference Tracts - Wednesday, September 17, 1902
Torsion Gears And Rear Vertical Tail - Thursday, September 18, 1902
First Flights Of The 1902 Glider - Friday, September 19, 1902
"Pierce The Ethereal" - Saturday, September 20, 1902
Rainy Day - Sunday, September 21, 1902
Improving The Glider - Monday, September 22, 1902
Oops .... An Accident - Tuesday, September 23, 1902
Orville Swears Vengeance - Saturday, September 27, 1902
Chanute And Herring Prepare To Leave For Kitty Hawk - Sunday, September 28, 1902
Testing The Glider; Lorin Will Arrive - Monday, September 29, 1902
A Figure In The Distance - Tuesday, September 30, 1902
More Glides And More Company - Wednesday, October 1, 1902
The "Tangential" And Too Many Cups Of Coffee - Thursday, October 2, 1902
Fishing, Light Winds And A Rudder - Friday, October 3, 1902
Building The New Rudder - Saturday, October 4, 1902
Chanute Arrives At the Campsite - Sunday, October 5, 1902
The New Vertical Tail; Testing Chanute's Machine - Monday, October 6, 1902
George Spratt's Testing Machine - Tuesday, October 7, 1902
Glides, Propulsion And Horsepower - Wednesday, October 8, 1902
Only Two Glides Today - Thursday, October 9, 1902
Testing Lamson's Machine - Monday, October 13, 1902
The Center of Lift - Tuesday, October 14, 1902
High Winds And A Whistling Bottle - Wednesday, October 15, 1902
Chanute Writes From Washington, D.C. - Thursday, October 16, 1902
The Height Of Big Hill - Friday, October 17, 1902
Home! Dayton, Ohio - Friday, October 31, 1902
250 Glides In Two Days - Monday, November 3, 1902
New Laurels and No Broken Bones - Wednesday, November 5, 1902
Repair Manuals And $10 - Wednesday, November 12, 1902
Gliding Angles And A Trip To Egypt - Saturday, November 15, 1902
Train to Huntington, Indiana - Monday, November 24, 1902
Wilbur's Defense - Wednesday, November 26, 1902
Corrections To the Gliding Data - Sunday, November 30, 1902
The Search For An Engine - Wednesday, December 3, 1902
Mouillard's Patent And Maxim's Flying Machine - Saturday, December 6, 1902
A Visit To Washington? - Sunday, December 7, 1902
How Far Do You Think Of Carrying On Aeronautical Work? - Tuesday, December 9, 1902
Plans For The Flyer - Thursday, December 11, 1902
In Pursuit Of Thrust - The First Propeller Tests - Monday, December 15, 1902
Permit Me To Introduce - Friday, December 19, 1902
The Greatest Flying Creature - Sunday, December 21, 1902
Christmas Eve With The Wrights - Wednesday, December 24, 1902
The Wild Goose Chase And Bicycle Aerodynamics - Friday, December 26, 1902
Wishes For A Happy New Year - Monday, December 29, 1902
1903 Educational Content
Aerodynamic Uprights - January, 1903
Testing The New Uprights - Wednesday, February 4, 1903
The Boys Little Gas Motor - Friday, February 13, 1903
New Propeller Tests - Saturday, February 28, 1903
2 Propellers Are Better Than 1 - Friday, March 6, 1903
Flying Lessons for Captain Ferber? - Saturday, March 7, 1903

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