We began by watching the first flight on film and compared how it differs from flying today. We then looked at a variety of world monuments and discussed what historical event they honored.
We then used a clothes pin and Popsicle sticks to create an airplane sculpture. We discussed how most memorials are only one color so each student chose one color of metallic paint to paint their airplane.
We looked at the Wright Brother memorial in Kitty Hawk and discussed how it has a sculpture outside but other memorabilia inside. I asked each student to choose where they wanted to place their memorial; inside or outside and we created a diorama to place our sculpture in. We used marker and crayons to color in the diorama.
The final step was to place our airplane into the diorama and add an informational plaque of the date of the first flight.