Social Studies for The Glorious Flight

We did our first reading of The Glorious Flight this morning and we loved it! Afterward, we read some other library books about the Wright brothers and then we read a great book, Brave Harriet, about Harriet Quimby, who also flew over the English Channel a few years after Louis Bleriot. In the story it mentioned how the news of her being the first woman to fly over the English Channel never really got put in the papers because it just happened to be on the same day that the Titanic sank. I had no idea we’d get so sidetracked by this little detail. Elliot wanted to know everything there is to know about the Titanic. We found some good info online, photos and videos. He’s been asking questions non-stop for a couple of hours now, so I decided to request some books at the library about it. It sounds strange, but I love getting sidetracked like this because of an interest Elliot develops! He loves to learn and I love it when something new fascinates him.

Despite getting sidetracked this morning, we still managed to get a few little projects done for The Glorious Flight.

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