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PBS Kids Go: WayBack: Wright Flight

The Age of Flight begins with the Wright brothers’ first successful controlled flight at Kittyhawk, South Carolina, on Dec. 17, 1903.  Learn the inspiration behind Orville and Wilbur Wright’s research and success in powered flight. Pictures of the brothers and their work, as well as a reasonably detailed essay, commemorate this world-changing event.  It’s interesting to find out how important pigeons were to the development of airplane wings.

 

http://pbskids.org/wayback/flight/feature_wright.html

Wright Brothers

Have Fun with History: Boston Tea Party 1773

Join the Sons of Liberty in dumping tea in Boston Harbor.  They gathered on the night of December 16, 1773, to show the British just how far they would go in protesting a tax and a monopoly they thought was unfair.  This brief video makes clear that the cost of the tea was not a problem with the colonists.  They objected to taxes being imposed when they had no representation.  They had their favorite tea shops and didn’t want to be forced to visit just those supplied by the East India Company.  This little film makes history fun and gives good information.

http://havefunwithhistory.com/activities/btp.html

Boston Tea Party

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